My Sister’s Wedding

Today in reading an item in I stumbled across a newspaper article from the Hartford Courant, October 1950. It was an account of my sister Nan’s wedding to Robert Whitney Richardson of New Britain Connecticut. Oh the memories! The Reverend Richard Bennet officiated. The bride was given in marriage by her brother Robert Dana Miller. The bride wore…………… Her sister Ruth was the Maid of Honor. The ushers were ________ and Mr. Elie Rubinsky of Beirut Lebanon.

Elie Rubinsky was a boy friend of my sister Ruth. She and Nan had met him on the ship (the DeGrasse) when they were returning from their 2 month long trip to Europe April to June 1950. Elie was strikingly handsome. Sometime in the winter following the wedding he and Ruth took me with them on a weekend skiing trip to Mt. Belknap near Laconia New Hampshire. We stayed with Aunt Rena and Uncle Clarence who had sold their farm and were living in Laconia. The skiing was wonderful but poor Ruth fell, and fortunately she didn’t break anything but had a very painful bruise.

Ruth and Nan about to depart for Europe on the Ile de France, April, 1950

World War II Army Adventure (78) – Dear Folks – Article Left Behind – January 5, 1945

"Greatest Generation" Life Lessons

5 Jan 45

Dear Folks –

Naturally I couldn’t just break off at home and come back to camp without leaving a little something behind me to remind you all of the few days I spent with you.  But now I find I must have the very article that I left at home.  It seems that the G.I. procedure is that every soldier wears what is commonly known as dog-tags.  So if one of you good soles (not a typo) would be so kind as to locate the missing articles and send them to this address before they Court-Marshall me – I sure would appreciate it.

My furlough ended on Monday at midnight.  The Jeffersonian was only 8 hours late – forcing me to miss two connections out of St. Louis.  Naturally I was slightly AWOL !! Only 12 hours late coming in.  But in the eyes of the C.O…

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