Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Christmas Abroad

My Dad was one of 9 children, 8 of which were boys, 7 of whom served in the U.S. Military during the 1950’s and 1960’s.

While serving in Cairo, Egypt my Dad wrote letters home to his mother who was in Portsmouth, Ohio.

Here he writes about spending Christmas in a Muslim country.

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1 comment:

pixelville said...

This is beautiful.

It is amazing to hear the words of this young man written in a letter home to his mother during his military service abroad, and even more so to hear these words read by the man he has become, decades later. You need to record more of these.

There is some irony here too though, isn't there? The presence of the internet, which allows you to share his story with so many people is the same technology that has rendered letters like his nearly obsolete...