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Tail Gunner’s Daughter Chapter 4

“In school, you’re taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you’re given a test that teaches you a lesson.” – Tom Bodett Ping-pong balls sprayed the room like bullets as Mr. Wilson, a young, exuberant math enthusiast … Continue reading

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The Tail Gunner’s Daughter – ch 2-continued

Embed from Getty Images   The needle pointed to 100 as Dad sped along the German autobahn. (This photo of the autobahn was not taken in 1967, but I wanted to add a picture, and because Dad had flown over … 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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Parent-Able: Seven Strategies for Raising a Physically Disabled Child Without Going Insane

Origin Story The Corpsman tried to stick monitor leads on my swollen abdomen as I crawled on all fours on the table alleviating the agony of childbirth. “Ma’am,” he said in a southern drawl, “You have to lie on your … 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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