Linda Alessi: Summertime long ago
In the early 1940s, there was a world war going on. My brothers, Lou and Fred, were in Europe. At home, each of us had our daily jobs, whether it was work or taking care of the family. My job was to go to school, get good grades and write letters to my brothers overseas and let them know all was well, and that their little sister was doing her job. The return letters from overseas came back to us on onion-skin paper. It was called V-mail. I remember the red, white and blue folded paper. Many times when it was opened, some words were blackened out or words were missing. This was war, and the mail was censored to protect our troops giving any information that may slip through that could be used by the enemy.
Updated Dec 23, 2017 at 1:00 PM