Welcome to my Blog
My name is Nancy and I am not so fancy. I am fifty something and I love dogs. Right now I have three. Someday I will blog stories of The Dogs Who Loved Me. It is a book I have started, one of many. I am lucky enough to have had many special dogs in my life.
I live in the High Desert of Southern California and I love that people don’t like the desert. That means more room for me.
I use to lead historical four wheel drive trips in the East Mojave Desert. I love to tell stories about things that have happened in the past. I am disabled, so at this time in my life I have gone back to what I love. telling stories! My best friend asked me the other day, “So, do you consider your self a writer?” I had to stop and think a moment, then replied “No, I am a story teller, I love to tell stories.” For me if they are historic, that is all the more exciting. I hope to bring some of my desert stories here some day but that is MY history and now I have a story to tell about my fathers World War II days and someone suggested that I start a blog. So here I am.
I have pictures of my fathers time overseas. I also have a suitcase full of letters. The first letter is from 1937. My father was friends with my mothers Cousin, George R. Vance and somewhere they met at a dance and began a pen-pal-ship that spanned from 1937 until my father returned from WWII in 1945.
In these pages I hope to tell you what my father’s view of the war was, what he went through, and how he felt. I really just want to preserve the history my father left for us. I have not found anyone who has written about this famous Yoo Hoo Regiment of World War II. So in his honor and the honor of those he served with I start this journey. together we will see where it takes us.
I will post a new chapter every Thursday, I hope.
To those of you who have served our country, Thank You!
To those families who were a part of the 110th Yoo Hoo regiment welcome it is for you I write.
I hope you will join me on this adventure. Who knows where we will end up.