When my father passed away I received a box of some of his things from my stepmother- family things- old letters mostly, many letters written by my grandfather to his sister, my Great Aunt Molly.
He commanded the 321 Field Artillery Battalion in France during WW I. The letters are from all over France in 1919. He wrote of the country side, the beautiful country villages and magnificent chateaus.
As commander of the Battalion, he stayed in the chateaus of the villages along with his staff. He wrote about a Romanian beauty he met in Paris, his soldiers who died in battle, the modern warfare of WWI...amazing letters that offer a slice of American and European History in a very personal way.
I feel so lucky to have these letters- written before he married my grandmother, saved all these many years...