I am excited to let you know that I’ve uploaded a new video to the online course, Pilot’s Wife Tells of Life During World War 2. The new video is in the “bonus” section at the end of the course. As a special bonus for you here in the blog, I’ve embedded Part 1 of the program below in this post.
If you are enrolled in the online course, which is a documentary, I’m guessing you have enjoyed Lucille’s stories about her first flight in the Stinson Reliant and her travel to Montgomery, Alabama on a train to get married to my dad, Jim Maris, while he was on base and in flight training. In the program recorded in this new video, you’ll see that we delve a little deeper into those two stories.
In an earlier part of the program, when I was speaking prior to Mom joining me on stage (this part of presentation not recorded), we were all silenced when an aircraft buzzed the little town of Delphi and rattled the building. It was so well timed, and so unplanned. The plane flew over just as I was talking about the story (the one included in the online course) about my dad buzzing the top of the Hotel Jayhawk in Topeka, Kansas, in his B-24 in 1944 to say goodbye to Mom and two of the other brides who were standing on the rooftop. The men were heading overseas into combat.
If you haven’t yet enrolled in the course, I hope you’ll join us. The content is so interesting. You can watch from your computer or you can download the Udemy app to your smartphone and watch it that way.
Here is a link to a discounted enrollment coupon code for Udemy: https://www.udemy.com/ww2-home-front/?couponCode=WEBSITE
Below is Part 1 of the video from the program at Delphi Opera House. If you’d also like to catch Part 2, in which my mom and I address audience questions and a question from one of the students in the online course, please enter your email address in the form on the right side of the page. That will lead you to a link for the Part 2 video. Plus I’ll keep you updated approximately monthly as I add new content to this site, or to the podcast or course. Thanks for you interest in this part of our history. Vickie
Note: If the embedded video below doesn’t play for you, then please click this link: Part 1 video – Program at Delphi Opera House