by: Eleanor Payne Yowell
Born and raised in Bedford, Virginia, a small rural town of 3,200 people, William Andrew “Pinky” Yowell, Jr. and Eleanor “Ella” Payne Yowell were products of the Great Depression, growing up as teenagers in the 1930s. This collection of World War II letters between them reveals significant insights into the lives and times of a young couple caught up in adapting their ordinary way of life to the cause of winning a world war that threatened their own country as well as their very existence and personal dreams for the future. Many decades passed before Ella dug these letters out of Pinky’s foot locker, untied the ribbons and began reading. Time had never stopped, not even for Pinky’s stint in the Korean War, their son’s year in Vietnam or Pinky’s premature death. Psalm 30:5 states it well, "Weeping may linger for the night, but joy comes with the morning."
About the author from the book jacket:
Eleanor Yowell still lives in Bedford, Virginia. She stays active with her gardening, arthritis class and swimming at the YMCA, and walking the lower trails of the Peaks of Otter and surrounding area. She has two children, six grandchildren, and four great-granddaughters.
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