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Dad’s legacy lives in recordings

October 13, 2013

At the age of 70, almost 20 years ago, my father took a mini-cassette recorder and over the course of the next couple years, recorded every memory he had of his childhoo....

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Oct-13-13 8:19 AM


My father made me tapes several years ago before he passed. He told me many stories of my grandparents, our family history, his love for my mother, and the birth of each of us children.

Mainly though he told me stories of WWII. He had just married my mother and had my older brother when he was drafted. He went to officer's school and deployed to Europe where he helped to liberate France. He spoke of laying in fox holes as bombs exploded around them. He spoke of the young man (22) and his fear as he saw many of his friends not return from the battle field. He told me that war is*****and anyone who tells you differently is either lying or never has gone.

I value those tapes more than ever now. On one of them he even plays the harmonica for me..reminding me that life is a joyous adventure. Miss my father still...but know he is really never far away.

Hope others will consider making tapes for their children and grandchildren. It is the most valuable gi

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