One Man’s Response to Pearl Harbor

The following is a quote of my dad’s own words as he explained his personal response to the attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941: “The dramatic part of my life began, as that of so many members of the armed forces did, on one of the most infamous days in U. S. history —Continue reading “One Man’s Response to Pearl Harbor”

Amazing Story of U. S. Marines Protected by God During W.W.II

On Memorial Day, 2013 — just 2 months before going to be with the Lord — my dad posted the entire text of his book “SARGE, WILL YOU TELL US ABOUT GOD?” on his personal website so that people all over the world could read it free. He prefaced the story by sharing about hisContinue reading “Amazing Story of U. S. Marines Protected by God During W.W.II”

‘The Decision’ — Short Story by Ted Pavloff

I promised a second story by my dad concerning the WWII years. Unfortunately, lots of other work got in the way of blogging, so I’m behind — well even behinder than usual. But it’s still September, and that means we can still celebrate V-J Day and the end of the war.  So here’s the secondContinue reading “‘The Decision’ — Short Story by Ted Pavloff”

The Day I Forgot To Hate – by guest author Ted Pavloff

Sunday was V-J Day in the United States, celebrating the end of World War II. In honor of that wonderful time of relief from the trauma and sorrow of war, I’m sharing two short stories set in that time period. The stories are by my father, Ted Pavloff, who is now with the Lord. HeContinue reading “The Day I Forgot To Hate – by guest author Ted Pavloff”

One Man’s Response to Pearl Harbor

The following is a quote of my dad’s own words as he explained his personal response to the attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941: “The dramatic part of my life began, as that of so many members of the armed forces did, on one of the most infamous days in U. S. history —Continue reading “One Man’s Response to Pearl Harbor”

Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941

The following is a quote of my dad’s own words as he explained his personal response to the attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941:  “The dramatic part of my life began, as that of so many members of the armed forces did, on one of the most infamous days in U. S. history —Continue reading “Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941”

The End of WWII — The World Could Breathe Again

We celebrate Veterans’ Day tomorrow.   Let us never forget. The following video has no sound, but it is the only film of the official Japanese surrender in existence. Since my dad and so many of those we loved sacrificed more than we will ever understand in the aftermath of Pearl Harbor, this moment inContinue reading “The End of WWII — The World Could Breathe Again”

A Real-Life Veterans’ Celebration

IN CELEBRATION OF VETERANS’ DAY IN THE U. S. For those who lived that never-to-be-forgotten moment of learning we had won the war, and the world really did have a future —- and for those who never had to experience it but are truly thankful to the men and women who made it possible —-Continue reading “A Real-Life Veterans’ Celebration”

‘Sarge, Will You Tell Us About God?’ – The Story of God’s Miraculous Protection of an Entire U. S. Marine Unit

Originally posted on A Walk In The Word:
In celebration of Memorial Day, I am re-posting this story. I have several new readers and followers who were not with me when I originally posted “Sarge, Will You Tell Us About God,” and a number of Marine veterans have now discovered that the book is available.…

NaPoWriMo – Day 25 – A Ballad

I’m fudging just a little on today’s prompt – a ballad – because I did not write this poem today. I actually wrote it some time ago.  However, taking the definition of ‘ballad’ in its simplest form — a rhymed poem that tells a story — this piece fits the criteria perfectly. And since it’sContinue reading “NaPoWriMo – Day 25 – A Ballad”

Love On The Line

This little poem came about as the result of a poetry challenge I discovered last year. The topic for the poem had to be the telephone, and I decided to see what I could come up with.  As soon as I started thinking about the subject, I remembered reading the true story of a WWIIContinue reading “Love On The Line”

Love On The Line

a poem by Sandra Conner I read about the “phone poem” challenge on “The Music In It” — Adele Kenny’s poetry blog site — and I decided to see what I could come up with.  As soon as I started thinking about the subject, I remembered reading the true story of a WWII sailor who hadContinue reading “Love On The Line”

The END of the War — August 14, 1945

Today is the anniversary of the Japanese surrender to the Allied Forces– August 14, 1945 — marking the actual, physical end of WWII. (The treaty was signed just 19 days later, on September 2).  For those who lived that never-to-be-forgotten moment of learning we had won the war,  and the world really did have aContinue reading “The END of the War — August 14, 1945”