Veterans’ Voices Keeps Winning Awards
Congratulations to The Fayette County Record for success in several state and national newspaper award contests that recognized Veterans’ Voices, the 40 interviews I compiled with Fayette County veterans. It’s especially rewarding that Veterans Voices placed in the National Newspaper Association awards. These heroes deserve accolades like this and more!
Kudos to Preserving Your Family History Class Participants
What a wealth of stories the members of this class wrote in just eight weeks. We explored new ideas and perspectives that they put into practice with energy and enthusiasm. Congratulations and thank you to each participant for contributing to our success. I’m looking forward to meeting a new group of students this fall in this continuing education program at Blinn College-Schulenburg, Texas.
Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishes The Spirit of America
Our community’s positive response to the 40 stories of Fayette County, Texas, World War II veterans was extraordinary. In my Chicken Soup for the Soul submission entitled Good Soldiers, I describe this heartwarming feedback that touched so many hearts and kindled patriotism.
A Story Called Concrete Creations
Here’s a recent article I wrote about one of my favorite people, who is an amazing artist. Fayette County’s Stephanie Shroyer uses concrete and leaves to create fabulous one-of-a-kind pieces of art.
Fayette County Veterans Are Still Telling Me Their Stories
A special insert in The Fayette County Record featured interviews with 40 World War II Fayette County veterans. I am excited that I have a list of eight more men and women who have stories to tell. I look forward to sitting down with them in the near future.
The Weimar Literary Guild Was An Outstanding Audience!
Calling it a “must read,” the Weimar Literary Guild was generous in its praise for Same Moon, Same Stars, the life story of German war bride Renate Meiners. At a recent meeting, I described how I worked closely with Renate to capture her memories and then I read from her lively biography. I really enjoyed the evening and I’m delighted members and guests did, too!
World War II on the Home Front
What was life on the home front like for the wives, girlfriends, sisters and younger brothers of the Fayette County boys who went off to World War II? I’m listening and taking notes for a new book! Know of someone I should interview? Please contact me.