From Sea to Shining Sea

Wishing all you readers a wonderful long Memorial Day weekend. As we enjoy what here in Connecticut is a glorious sunny start to the summer season,

From Sea to Shining Seaphoto via Ralph Lauren

let’s take a moment to remember why we celebrate and recognize all those who have made sacrifices serving our country, which includes both my parents. My father was a reconnaissance pilot and officer in the WWII Army Air Corps (taken before his many decorations).

father in the army air corps

and my mother was, during the war, an art therapist in the Red Cross.

mother in red crossIn a very greatest generation story, they met while my father was recuperating at Walter Reed (for three years) from a mortar shell attack at Battle of the Bulge. My mother, always full of creative inspiration, was stationed there and developed a bedside art station where patients could learn to develop photographs, try silversmithing and participate in other therapeutic artistic activities.

mother in red cross

Thanks to my very organized sister who found these photos in a matter of seconds following my request.

After this winter, I am so looking forward to the official opening of the beach this weekend! Cheers to all!

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6 Responses to From Sea to Shining Sea

  1. What a great story Stacey. Love this !

  2. Lynne Berentson says:

    What a lovely, heartfelt post to honor your amazing parents on Memorial Day!

  3. tania vartan says:

    So nice to meet your parents, thus knowing where you got your good looks and creative overdrive!!

  4. lindaB says:

    Our parents’ generation continues to inspire and show us the way. Thank you for sharing a piece of your own parents’ story with your readers, Stacey.

  5. Kim Huebner says:

    What a nice post, Stacey. You look so much like your father! And it sounds like you get your energy from your mother. Very sweet.

  6. kate cronin says:

    Beautiful story and pictures of both your parents. I see a bit of you in each of them. Thanks for sharing and enjoy the beach!

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