Friday, March 27, 2020


I wish you could have seen these guys 3 seconds before I was able to snap this photo when these two knuckleheads Tried to both get through the space between the armoire and the bed at the same time. The got stuck and I was laughing a little too hard to get the shot. I'm sure you can use your imagination.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

May 21, 1944

May 21, 1944

Hello Puss,
Too bad about the cat - thought he was tops even tho' I didn't used to care for them.

I hope you got the wire I sent. You mentioned a package in your last letter and I think it is here in England but it will be a bit before I will be able to get it. Will let you know when I do. Thanks a million, Puss!I will always try to show you how very much I love and care for you, be it two years or fifty and I hope it will be fifty. If the army can't change my mind about you nothing can and I think I know whereof I speak for I have seen many things and many people since my entry in the service.

The army affects the boys in a different manner but it to me has only cut my desire to get ahead here. Over a period of four years it has made me want to get this business over with and come back to you - get a new business underway, do a bit of traveling together, have a home and bring up Sandra. But most of all it has shown me how grand you are and without your love how empty everything would be. I miss you and need you so much.

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Smacksy Sunday Links

Ways to ease your Coronavirus anxieties.

Embracing involuntary simplicity.

Free virtual tours of museums, parks, and more.

A master list of interchangeable ingredients.

The best way to cook pasta.

From Frida to Shakespeare - the amazing things done while social distancing.

Follow talented and hilarious olympic figure skater Adam Rippon on YouTube.

Another song to love.

And cats on the catwalk.

Happy We'll-Get-Through-All-This Sunday.

Friday, March 20, 2020

Thursday, March 19, 2020

May 13, 1944

May 13, 1944
Western Union Telegram

All my love and greetings on Mothers Day.
You are more than ever in my thoughts at this time.
All my love =
Robert L. Zimmerman.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

May 9, 1944

May 9, 1944

Hello Sugar Puss,
I have just finished eating some chocolate ice cream and it is the second I have had since leaving the States. So far I've had no fresh milk but have been promised all that I can drink when I say so. Oddly enough, I've never aid anything. Some of our boys made the ice cream and it was certainly good - don't know just what we would do without our cooks, bless their souls.

Had tea and spent the evening with a the manager of a bank who lives near Manchester. He was a jolly sort of fellow and to top the evening off with the elegance that he strived to show, they brought out some rhubarb wine that was a present to he and his wife on their wedding date and was six years old from that time so goodness know how old it really was. It was the smoothest ever. He said it was the first time in three years that he had even tasted it and that they saved it for only the most special of occasions. This guy that loves you must be making some kind of an impression and I don't think it is an adverse one.

All of the old gang is fine and I have showed them the pictures you've sent and they pull theirs out and we do a bit of reminiscing. I'll tell you how I feel even if you know so well already that I love you very much.