Thursday, July 2, 2009

Harry Buzzell's World War I Story, Part 7


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 today is Harry's older sister, Fannie, who was already married when this letter was written.)

About eclipse of the sun and referral to sister Fannie Buzzell, written February 6, 1916, Orlando, Florida, to Mother
How are the pigs and all the stock? Have the boys had the colts hitched up yet?
Did you see the eclipse of the sun last week? The women did but Mr. Philbrick and I were so busy we didn’t have time.
Do the boys get their dinners up to Fannies this winter?
Aunt Hatty is lost without an almanac. Have you any kicking around?

to be continued