Category Archives: Feature articles

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: Chapter 3, Part 1

“Anything that hurts that much can’t possibly be fun.”  Ursula Dewey on snow skiing. When I was eight Dad decided we should all learn to snow ski. He enrolled us in ski classes at Snoqualmie Pass in the Cascade mountain … Continue reading

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A Gunner’s Tale; Part 4

I’m watching Dad’s energy and physique fade. He’s a man of the greatest generation. With the movie “Unbroken” coming out based on the book by Laura Hillenbrand, it’s no wonder this generation of men are rightly cherished. And they are … Continue reading

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America The Beautiful

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From Idaho, to Hawaii, to Arizona, to California, to Washington and beyond, America is beautiful. In “A Gunner’s Tale” series, I’ve been posting entries from my father’s WWII diary of his time as a B-17 tail gunner, and as the Fourth … Continue reading

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A Gunner’s Tale; Part 3

It’s hard to believe my father was ever 19-years-old, especially sitting in a tail gun turret shooting .50 caliber machine guns at approaching enemy aircraft. I have a hunch a lot of people my age are thinking the same thing … Continue reading

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A Gunner’s Tale

  I found a little brown notebook and across the cover in hand print it read, “Daily Scedual.” I flipped it open and read the following scribbled notes in my father’s hand (spelling and grammar have not been altered): 29th … Continue reading

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Dad could have been a Muppet!

As mentioned on my about page, I’ve been gasping for time. I was helping out with my Dad and his broken foot. He is unable to bear weight on it, so he sits a lot. I washed his gray, Einstein-like … Continue reading

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