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From: Jean Mayfield Cuevas <>
Subject: Re: [ARIZARD-L] ??? vets?
Date: Tue, 29 May 2001 20:28:57 -0500
Are you referring to me?? :)
I surely didn't mean that anyone should feel shackled from sharing Veteran
stories, because they were not sons or husbands. Guess I didn't realize
that it would get down to technicalities!
Thank you, Juanita, for your story of your uncle. A sad thing, to have
lost him in the War.
Like you, I have no clue as to why France doesn't like us. I wonder, as you
do, whether the sacrifice was appreciated by anyone in that country, or is
the attitude a present-day one?
At 07:32 PM 5/29/01 -0400, you wrote:
>I believe she said if anyone had husbands or sons and mine were all brothers
>and uncles and brother-in-laws. I had lots that served and my dad's brother,
>John Elmer Jones was killed in France and they didn't bring his body back for
>years. I was born in 44 and I can remember the funeral. Uncle Elmer's
>daughter was just a year older than I and we were acting up and I could not
>figure why no one settled us down. It was sad and daddy as the oldest
>brother would not let them open the casket. I must have been 5. Aunt
>Dorothy was remarried so made it harder. We were all proud of him all these
>years and I wonder if the people of France appreciate that he died over
>there? They seem to dislike us so mucha nd would not let us fly over their
>country. :( When I hear about France not likeing us, I always think of
>Uncle Elmer. Juanita