Brooklyn in Love and at War

History of World War Two Told Through Letters

Polio Vaccines and Cottage Cheese

Below is a V-Mail from this day 69 years ago. Sometimes, what I can learn from one casual line in these letters simply astounds me. This V-mail was sent to … Continue reading

January 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

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

Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day! I really mean that.  I like to think that I refrain from giving in to commercially based holidays but once they arrive I can’t help but get swept up in … Continue reading

May 9, 2010 · 3 Comments