Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Harry Buzzell's World War I Story, Part 5

Time to start thinking about and getting ready for the 4th of July. Harry Buzzell, my grandfather's brother, automatically comes to mind as he is the one in our family who made the ultimate sacrifice in 1918 during World War I in France. His story was captured in his own words in 60 letters that he wrote home from 1914 to 1918.
I've written about him before some and even presented a speech once. But now I want to look at it again and thought that I would create a series about him in anticipation of the upcoming holiday weekend.

Excerpts From Harry’s Letters
(Here I have changed the grammar and spelling. The photo is Harry's brother, Ralph about 1913. )

About brother Ralph Buzzell’s animals, written January 23, 1915, Orlando, Florida, to Mother
How are all the folks up there now? I am sorry there is so much sickness. I hope this finds you all well. Is Ralph working as hard as ever? He wants to take care of himself. Are his colt and cows and pigs doing well this winter? I wrote him a letter sometime ago, but haven’t heard from him. I hope his colt and all the rest are doing well.

to be continued