Category Archives: autobiography

Protecting Us From Evil

Mom was more conservative than Nancy Pelosi is liberal. The definition of conservative according to Merriam-Webster: an adherent or advocate of political conservatism; a member or supporter of a conservative political party; one who adheres to traditional methods or views; a cautious or … Continue reading

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Chapter 4, Continued.

The Vocabulary Lesson “Hey, Dana, are you a virgin?” blurts Jesse from across the lunchroom table. I look up from my mashed potato’s and gravy. She’s grinning. So are all the other fourth graders sitting around her. I have no … Continue reading

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Tail Gunner’s Daughter: Ch 3, part 3

Benevolence   Mom did her best to keep us grounded. She told us how she had grown up in a small cabin in Montana and that she knew what it was like to go without. I believe that’s why she … Continue reading

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Chapter 3 – Please Don’t Eat the Daisies!

Every Wednesday we had a housekeeper. Mrs. Mangor was Norwegian, tall, and strong, who hauled her buckets, mops, and rags around the house, while wearing a dress! I’d see her upstairs, downstairs, on the stairs, and I always scrammed to keep … Continue reading

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The Tail Gunner’s Daughter: Chapter 2, continued

I was a voyeur. It happened on the train from Barcelona, Spain to Stuttgart, Germany as David and I toured the cars on our own. The air was hot and my skin was sticky as we ran along the narrow … Continue reading

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The Tail Gunner’s Daughter: A Memoir

Chapter Two – Part One It was one of the last Transatlantic crossings she would make, and it was my first. With the revenue from selling more lake lots, in the summer of 1967 Mom and Dad took our family … Continue reading

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The Tail Gunner’s Daughter: A Memoir

Growing up with a B-17 tail gunner father and an opinionated mother with a firm stance and a warm heart. Continue reading

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