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  •  Looking better this morning. (2+ / 0-)
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    eeff, JaxDem
    Saturday Overcast. High of 82F. Winds from the West at 10 to 15 mph.
    •  GM aoeu (1+ / 0-)
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      Now I remember what tht 3rd post I lost doing todays MOT was about !

      Letters found in a old hat box

      I said her is one for aoeu

      About 15 years ago, Pamela Gilliland bought a hatbox at an estate sale in Oklahoma for a dollar. When she got around to opening the box a few days later, she discovered it was full of letters from World War II.

      Tulsa World has the story. Gilliland, it reports, recently enlisted the help of history buff Doug Eaton to learn more about the letters, all of which were written by Eural Harvill and Robert Harvill, brothers serving in the military during World War II.

      The 250 letters, many of which are cracked and yellowed, were addressed to the men's parents, a Mr. and Mrs. E.H. Harvill of Drumright, Okla., according to Tulsa World.

      Eaton and Gilliland are trying to track down a relative of the two brothers. The hatbox also contained photos, Christmas cards and an insurance policy. One of the letters referenced a woman named Laura, who was either Eural's girlfriend or wife.

      "We haven't decided what to do when I get out of the Army," he wrote on Oct. 14, 1946, according to Tulsa World. "Sorry if I've led you to believe differently."

      Eaton told Tulsa World that he hopes he "can find a family member who would like to have these letters and keep them."

    •  The weather report improves each day (1+ / 0-)
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      Hope it holds steady for the sale.

      As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. John F. Kennedy

      by JaxDem on Wed May 08, 2013 at 05:09:24 AM PDT

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      •  Yes it does. (2+ / 0-)
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        JaxDem, eeff

        Now, if major donations start to arrive we'll be cooking with gas. The fire marshal tried to be a major dick, four hundred dollars for a permit to grill food outdoors, but changed his mind and won't even charge for the fire permit.

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