Position is everything in life!
Rather than responding to individual comments, I decided to acknowledge them here on the blog "front page." I have been truly encouraged by your interest in Uncle Lawrence's letters and the thoughtful observations and questions you have shared.
Posting this series in honor of Remembrance Day wasn't something I planned ahead. I'm still surprised by the hours it has taken to re-read all the letters, to select excerpts, newspaper features and photos to expand on Lawrence's words.
As always when I re-visit the letters, my emotions are stirred. When all have died who knew an individual, the substance of that person begins to fade. I'm pleased that so many of us are researching our family history, ferreting out facts, trying to put together the puzzles. Most of all I'm delighted at the generosity of sharing and the chances for new acquaintances that this affords.
I'm feeling a bit cross-eyed from gazing at the computer screen more than usual and surely I should tackle the clouds of cat hair which have been allowed to accumulate for several days. My desk wants clearing.
I may resist posting for a day or two and, like my little cat, find a place to curl up!
If you are visiting my blog after several days away and are interested in reading my Remembrance posts, do back up to the one titled Camp Devens, Enlistment, and start from the bottom up so that you will be reading this small history in chronological order.