Due to the 100-year anniversary of the Great War, I've been thinking about life back then.
Today, we discovered this WWI monument in a small park about 5 miles west of our home.
Also today, I read The Care and Management of Lies. (What can I say? I'm retired!) Jacquelyn Winspear, the author of the beloved Maisie Dobbs series, tells the story of Tom, an English farmer who leaves his farm in the capable hands of his young bride when England declares war on Germany in 1914. In my imagination, Tom is not that different from those young Missouri men, likely farmers, who never stopped thinking about getting back home to the farm.
Yours in remembering the Great War,