I first posted the following on Ricochet, on May 8, 2020. Sadly, darling Auntie Pat is no longer with us, having died shortly before Christmas 2022, at the grand old age of 99. But the humanity, gutsiness, and wisdom that she--and so many others of the 'greatest generation'--exemplified, resonates today. https://youtu.be/6AC2vzAA5N8 Ladies and gentlemen,… Continue reading Digging (and Cooking) For Victory–VE Day +78!
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Digging For Victory–VE Day +75!
Ladies and Gentlemen, I bring you across-the-pond greetings from Auntie Pat (97 in July, may she live forever). She wishes you a very happy V-E day, thanks those of you with WWII service members in your families, hopes you are well, and that you have a very nice summer and Fourth of July. She’s currently… Continue reading Digging For Victory–VE Day +75!
Winning: V-E Day!
Seventy-two years ago, on May 8, 1945, after six long years, World War II in Europe finally came to a close. Eight days previously, Adolph Hitler had committed suicide, and 24 hours earlier, Allied Supreme Commander Dwight D. Eisenhower had accepted Germany’s unconditional surrender. Europe was free, although the full extent of Nazi horrors was still… Continue reading Winning: V-E Day!