This is Who We Once Were Here – is the title of my current research project. At least one book and several articles are planned, all based on 100+ WWII era family letters my grandmother kept.
These letters provide details and insights into what life was like during WWII when my grandmother kept the home fires burning while my grandfather, a Manhattan Project engineer, traveled from Boston to Oak Ridge and back each week, my uncle was 10th Mountain Division member training in Colorardo and my father, who started working on Manhattan Project related work as a teenager and continued into his late twenties but which he rarely talked about.
- Research, the Manhattan Project, and my grandfatherMy grandfather worked on the Manhattan Project and because he died in July 1945, we, his wife, children, and grandchildren never knew what job her performed or what role he had on the project. At the time of this death, everything he did was protected by security. There were clues here and there that what … Continue reading Research, the Manhattan Project, and my grandfather
- The Green BoxOur grandmother would pull out the green box where she kept the letters and photos she treasured.
- Interview with Tammy PasterickAuthor of Beneath the Veil of Smoke and Ash Check out the Dead Darlings blog to read my interview with Tammy Pasterick on her debut novel that is set against the grim backdrop of Western Pennsylvania’s steel mills and coal mines, Beneath the Veil of Smoke and Ash, is a riveting story of immigrant grit and … Continue reading Interview with Tammy Pasterick