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I'm currently reading In the Footsteps of the Band of Brothers by Larry Alexander and I'm really enjoying it! Here's one of my favorite parts so far:

There was also Floyd Talbert who, Guth recalled, underwent intense ribbing due to being deathly afraid of anything that crawled. "We were always putting something in his footlocker or in his bed," Forrest remembered with a chuckle. "We even put things in his ammo belt. He'd go wild."

It's amusing to think about a young, strong, brave paratrooper being deathly afraid of bugs! (Not that I blame him...)

When my sister and I can't agree on a desktop background ... 
My family and I had the opportunity to welcome home an Honor Flight mission! It was such an amazing experience! One Korean War veteran had tears in his eyes as we shook his hand: "This is a better welcome home than I had after the war." I just love what Honor Flight does for our veterans. I'd love, love, love to be a guardian someday!

I've been trying to train for a 5k between the snow and rain. Thankfully I've had a handful of beautiful days to run! Next stop, Currahee! 3 miles up, 3 miles down! (I'm gonna die.)

Writing-wise, I'm working on an article to submit to history magazines. Also, an article I wrote about two WWII veterans was published in our local paper! I'm doing a bit of research for a novel idea I have, and I need to start preparing for two books talks I have coming up!

Here's a sneak peek from my research:

Ratsy: A blend of rat and Nazi.

Khaki-Whacky: A woman overly fond of men in uniform. 

Royal Order of Whale Bangers: An "exclusive" club open only to airmen who have mistakenly dropped depth charges on whales, supposing them to be enemy submarines.

And then I realized I had a whale on my research notebook. Hey, it's not my fault that whales and submarines look so alike. 

What are you currently reading/writing/researching?



  1. These are some of my favorite posts! I love number 2 😁
    I'm currently reading Lecrae's autobiography, currently writing my second Dawn Chandler book ( ALMOST DONE!!!) and currently researching book formatting ☺

    1. Thanks, Eliza! Sounds like you've been busy with writing! That's awesome!

  2. I really enjoy these posts! :) "In the Footsteps of the Band of Brothers" sounds really good! I'm gonna have to look it up.
    Currently I'm reading "The Road to Victory" by Robert O'Neil, writing the 2nd "Questions of War" book as a part of Camp NaNo, and researching the Guadalcanal campaign and the Cactus Air Force.

    1. Thank you! It's a really good book so far. =) Your research sounds intriguing!!

  3. I love your happenings posts! I definitely vote for your desktop background, and I'm super proud you are training for a 5k! I seriously should do that too, but I just don't like running.

    Also those whales. Those poor whales. :(