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Remember Pearl Harbor – Tour & Commemorative Giveaway – Day 3

This week marks the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor that launched the United States into World War II. Last month I was privileged to visit Pearl Harbor with my husband. This week I’m sharing photographs from our visit, plus some historical background. In addition, I’m giving away some commemorative items from Pearl… Read more »

Remember Pearl Harbor – Tour & Commemorative Giveaway – Day 2

Today marks the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor that launched the United States into World War II. Last month I was privileged to visit Pearl Harbor with my husband. This week I’m sharing photographs from our visit, plus some historical background. In addition, I’m giving away some commemorative items from Pearl Harbor… Read more »

Remember Pearl Harbor – Tour & Commemorative Giveaway – Day 1

This week marks the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor that launched the United States into World War II. Last month I was privileged to visit Pearl Harbor with my husband. This week I’m sharing photographs from our visit, plus some historical background. In addition, I’m giving away some commemorative items from Pearl… Read more »

Make It Do – Stocking Shortages in World War II

For American women in World War II, a shortage of stockings was a minor inconvenience, but it did affect daily life. Before the war, no well-dressed woman was seen in public without hose, and silk stockings were a necessary part of every woman’s wardrobe. Nylons Introduced Nylon was invented by DuPont in 1938, and nylon… Read more »

A D-Day Remembrance

US troops approach Omaha Beach in an LCVP landing craft, Normandy, 6 Jun 1944 (US National Archives)

Today we commemorate the 72nd anniversary of the D-Day landings. On June 6, 1944, the Allies landed on the beaches of Normandy to liberate Europe from Nazi power. In August 2007, I was privileged to stand on Omaha Beach on a misty, overcast morning not unlike the men faced that historic day. As I stood… Read more »

Anchor in the Storm – World War II Destroyer Tour

For over one hundred years, destroyers have served as versatile naval workhorses. In World War II, US destroyers escorted convoys, hunted submarines, fought surface battles, bombarded shore positions, rescued downed airmen and stranded sailors, and served as radar pickets to detect and fight incoming kamikaze flights. In my new novel Anchor in the Storm, Ens. Arch… Read more »

Pharmacy in World War II: The Military

A WAVE and three enlisted pharmacist's mates working at a lab bench, 1943. (US Naval History & Heritage Command)

In my novel Anchor in the Storm, which released May 3, 2016, the heroine, Lillian Avery, serves as a pharmacist in a drugstore in Boston during World War II. As a pharmacist, I found much about my profession has changed, but some things have not—the personal concern for patients, the difficult balance between health care and… Read more »

Pharmacy in World War II: The Drugstore

Street scene, including drugstore, Cascade, Idaho, 1940s (Library of Congress)

In my novel Anchor in the Storm, which released May 3, 2016, the heroine, Lillian Avery, serves as a pharmacist in a drugstore in Boston during World War II. As a pharmacist, I found much about my profession has changed, but some things have not—the personal concern for patients, the difficult balance between health care and… Read more »

Pharmacy in World War II: The Pharmacist

In my novel Anchor in the Storm, which released May 3, 2016, the heroine, Lillian Avery, serves as a pharmacist in a drugstore in Boston during World War II. As a pharmacist, I found much about my profession has changed, but some things have not—the personal concern for patients, the difficult balance between health care and… Read more »

If Only They’d Listened

On December 7, 1941, two Army Air Force radar operators on Oahu reported a blip on their screen, which looked like dozens of planes approaching Pearl Harbor. They reported it to Lt. Kermit Tyler, who had been on the job only two days. Tyler knew a squadron of twelve B-17 Flying Fortresses was due to… Read more »