Yearly Archive: 2017

Dec 29

A Schumm Christmas Surprise

Merry Christmas to me! Last week I received a Christmas gift that was quite a surprise. Bob, a friend of ours and someone who Joe worked with for many years, likes and collects antique and vintage items as well as local advertising memorabilia. He has given me some local items of interest in the past. …

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Dec 25

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from Karen’s Chatt!  

Dec 22

Dear Mom & All–WWII Letters from Herb (part 11)

Below are some more letters that my dad, Herbert Miller, wrote home during his Army basic training at Fort McClellan, Alabama’s IRTC [Infantry Replacement Training Center] and when he was waiting to be shipped out to Europe in WWII. After finishing his basic training he came home on furlough in November 1944. It seems that …

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Dec 19

Tombstone Tuesday–Frank E. Swander

This is the tombstone of Frank Swander, located in row 10 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: FRANK E SWANDER 1889-1961 Franklin “Frank” Emil Swander was born in DeKalb County, Indiana, on 4 August 1889, the son of Emanuel and Frances (Strabie/Strabee) Swander. [1] The Swander family lived on …

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Dec 15

Dear Mom & All–WWII Letters from Herb (part 10)

Below are some more letters that my dad, Herbert Miller, wrote home while he was at his basic training at Fort McClellan, Alabama. It was late in the fall of 1944 and he was in Company A, 12th Battalion, 8th Regiment there. He was nearly finished with his basic training and would soon come home …

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