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Mexico, a winter balm

Winter is settling in early this year in Minnesota, my home state. As I write, snow is accumulating in the yard, and the date is only mid-November. I never have been opposed to the cold, even to brag about it as we like to do here in the north…that is, brag about it when convenient and smart-sounding, say, at a gathering of friends over stout beers. “Keeps us hardy!” we like to claim as we toast to health. But a Minnesota winter settling in translates to the cold hard fact: 5-plus months of frozen ground. Now retired, my husband and Read more…

Mexico for retirement

Am writing my story about owning property in Mexico. We were told “buyer beware” but here we are fifteen years later. Your comments?

Battle of the Bulge 70th Anniversary

The words of Pvt. Russel E. Albrecht about Christmas in a foxhole at the Battle of the Bulge, December 1944:  “On Christmas Eve…of course, I’m saying Christmas Eve, but we didn’t know it was Christmas Eve, we had no idea what day it was or anything else…we had, you know, two days of bombing already from our own planes, and we were black from the dust from that and everything else.  There was always shooting going on and sirens blaring in the distance from nearby towns.  With all that going on, we were half frozen and couldn’t feel our legs. Read more…

Battle of the Bulge 70th Anniversary

Pvt. FC Russel E. Albrecht was in a foxhole near Malmedy those six days, Dec. 19-24, 1944.  He tells his story about that Christmas in Finding Foxholes. #battleofthebulge #Malmedy #FindingFoxholes

thank a vet

With Veterans’ Day coming up soon, let’s remember and thank our military heroes.  For me, foremost is my dad, Private First Class Russel E. Albrecht, a rifleman in Europe 1944-45.  And now I have a pen-pal from Tracy, MN – Harold Cooper, age 90.  Harold was a replacement in the Ardennes with a machine gun unit.  Do you have a veteran in mind?

WWII 70th Anniversary

These two sites comparing WWII locations, then and now, show what we were up against traveling with our old veteran trying to locate 1944 memories.

Testing, testing…my new blog

Okay, I’m ready to talk to the world!

Faye’s new book is available now!

More stuff coming……