Brooklyn in Love and at War

History of World War Two Told Through Letters

Our orders suddenly changed

Thanksgiving gave me a chance to see and think about my beautiful family. With a few technological gadgets, we even got to see those who were stranded by the snow … Continue reading

December 1, 2014 · 2 Comments

Alex’s 99th Birthday! Blog’s 50th Post!

Drum roll please…….. This is the 50th post on this blog AND today would have been Alex’s 99th birthday! Sorry for the long absence, but timing is everything! Happy birthday … Continue reading

March 17, 2011 · Leave a comment

I Hope I’ll Do Well

My computer is back in hand and we can continue our time traveling! Let’s take a trip back to the fall or winter of 1943. The last letter you saw … Continue reading

October 23, 2010 · 3 Comments

That’s me pushing a broom

This letter is from the U.S. Naval Training Station in Sampson, New York. Alex wrote it to Sylvia in 1943. My darling A week from today I’ll be in your … Continue reading

July 29, 2010 · 2 Comments

The Impatient Years

This letter touches on a number of important topics. Sylvia is living in her new home. She visited her in-laws on the Lower East Side and then took Adrienne home … Continue reading

July 11, 2010 · 1 Comment

Papa, father, dad, daddy…

There are so many beautiful letters and I have spent some time trying to find a letter that best embodies Alex’s role as a father – since I didn’t write … Continue reading

June 28, 2010 · Leave a comment

Is the boy dead yet?

In the last post you read a note from Sylvia to Alex. So now let’s meet Alex. Born in Fiume in 1912, he was the youngest of 4 – Anna, … Continue reading

April 18, 2010 · 5 Comments

Birth

Dearest – I love you… And if you love me- Come to the hospital In a 1-2-3! ______________ Gone to Beth Israel – Be calm, daddy. – (I am not!) … Continue reading

April 5, 2010 · 7 Comments

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