In honor of Women’s History Month and also “the greatest generation” as penned by Tom Brokaw in his 1998 book of the same name, I have released a course about life on the home front in the USA during World War 2. The stories are told from a stateside bride’s perspective of the USA home front during the war.
Lucille Maris, my mom, has been my guest content expert as we recorded videos for this project. Please join the list by entering your email address to get notified about new blog posts or dates when we’ll be sharing on Periscope.
You’ll also get a coupon code for a discounted enrollment in the course in Udemy when you add your email to the list.
To check out the course and preview a few of the videos, simply visit this link: WW2 Home Front History Course.)
I can’t wait for you to see and hear the interesting details my mom shares about young love, enlistment in the military, moving from base to base during flight training, saying goodbye, and communicating via letters with her deployed husband, Jim Maris (my dad), who wrote to her every single day that he wasn’t on a combat mission.
You will be amazed to see the electronic files of photos, documents and letters that I’ve scanned from our 1940s collection of memorabilia from the War. I’ve included those to help you gain an even better understanding of what life was like in the 1940s during the time of war and during a blossoming love story that lasted 65 years.
I would greatly appreciate it if you would share this post with your friends or family members who would benefit from knowing about this new online course and opportunity to view living history.
PS – Mom positioned a photo of my dad on the mantle behind us as we recorded the video and had his military uniform hat next to the photo. After we were done and had loaded up the gear, I turned to say goodbye and there she stood wearing Dad’s hat and smiling. She said, “I think your dad would have approved of me helping teach a course about the war.” Yes mom, he most certainly would have approved!