An Unexpected Finding

My father’s occupation is listed on my birth certificate as  the VA Hospital. His Death Certificate lists ulcerative colitis. I received benefits as a “Designated War Orphan” from 1953 through 1968. Everything else is silence or speculation. Then yesterday, another googled discovery! Researching Post WWII Veterans Benefits, I came across an article published in The Journal…Read more »

The Journey Home

I have unearthed a box full of things my mother saved. A large brown scrapbook, my father’s discharge papers, the flag that covered his casket, a few pictures. Since I have begun this process of finding, these items suddenly present so many clues and some answers.The scrapbook I remember finding in the back of the bedroom…Read more »

Dead Battery

This day began with a long and complicated conversation with a new friend. After sharing stories and a little gossip, we walked out of the coffee shop into pouring rain. She had brought an umbrella. Mine was in the car. These things happen. After running an errand I returned to my car to find that…Read more »