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.
- An unexpected discoveryOn a day trip to Santa Fe, we discovered a Manhattan Project site.
- The InterviewThe summer I was 10, my father received some mysterious phone calls. Calls that have stuck with me.
- My next writing projectI always knew that I would research my families involvement in the Manhattan Project and the 10th Mountain Division. Little did I know that it would become a large project.