He officially asked in the fall of 1941. A moment’s bliss—and then the war. Grandma’s eyes always grew misty when she got to that part in the story. Granddaddy was one of the first to go, and one of the last to return.
Here ends my previous existence. Take it: it led me to you.
During that walk, in that memorable day in June, I believe God Himself united our hearts in indissoluble bonds of true affection, and though we knew it not, gave us to each other forever.
Bill carried a piece of paper with him to write at any ‘stolen’ moment and every conceivable location…rifle range, awaiting troop formations and inspections, even foxholes!
Through the years whenever storms would rage around us and it sometimes felt as if we would literally drown I would recall how my husband laid his life down for me from the first weeks of our life together.