Monday, November 30, 2009
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Stop by to read a profile of one of the athletes who wrote to Elizabethtown Coach Ira Herr during WWII. The athlete featured tomorrow, Wib Raffensberger, is also featured on the cover of the book and has had one of his letters featured during a past tour stop at wwarii.com.
To learn more about the trials this athlete and his friends went through during their time at war buy your own copy now!
Monday, November 23, 2009
With Thanksgiving just a few days away, we're all counting our blessings before settling down for a big meal shared with friends and family. It makes one especially thankful to those giving up their own safety, comfort and holiday traditions so that we make keep ours. So as you carve into the turkey be sure to send out a prayer or good thought to those in war this holiday season. Also remember to keep veterans like the letter writer's from "Dear Coach" in your heart as it's because of these brave men and women that we're able to celebrate as freely as we do.
From Lois and Opening Windows, have a very happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Here's a quick teaser of one of the questions, but remember, there's more to come!
Why do you think the athletes had such a strong relationship with your father?
Dad cared about building character, and that meant he tried to build a personal relationship with each of his players. Many of the athletes were first generation college students and many had not played organized sports in high school, so the experiences they had in many cases tied them more to my father than to their own. I was told by several that Dad was the reason they were in college - he recruited them and/or helped them get the financial support they needed. They told me he was always there for them and that they could talk with him about anything.
Monday, November 16, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Not only will you see an aerial view of the Mariner's Museum in Newport News, Virginia from the time, but you'll experience the beginning of an adventure that four former Elizabethtown College students were about to embark on.
For those lucky enough to have been present at the Elizabethtown Homecoming presentation of "Dear Coach" were able to meet two of the "cowboys" and here even more about their amazing tale.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
And remember, our vets gave up a lot or us, so don't forget to thank a veteran today!
Monday, November 9, 2009
On Wednesday you'll be able to find Lois at Recollections of WWII sharing a free excerpt from "Dear Coach" in honor of Veteran's day. Don't forget to stop by often to find out where Lois will be stopping by next!
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Here's a little bit about what you can expect from Recollections of WWII:
"The Recollections of WWII blog has been created to bring attention to the hundreds of memoirs about WWII that have been printed in the last 60 years, which never make it to the shelves of the big bookshops."
For your own copy of "Dear Coach" stop by Lois Herr's site and click on the order here link.
Stop back to our official blog often and discover where Lois and her book will be headed next!
Friday, November 6, 2009
This will be the kick-off of her virtual book tour and we're all very excited! Stop by to learn more about "Dear Coach: Letters Home from WWII." Be prepared by ordering your own copy here. Keep in mind that each stop will be different so get ready for an exciting adventure as the tour continues on.
Stop back frequently for more tour stop dates and topic announcements.
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Recollections of WWII
World War II History
Letter Writers Alliance
Ephemera: Exploring the World of Old Paper
A Book and a Dish
It's not to late to submit your blog as a tour stop candidate. Just e-mail me at DenaSchaffer@OpeningWindowsvbt.com
Remember to stop back often for more virtual book tour announcements!
Monday, November 2, 2009
Don't miss her visit to Lancaster's Treats Creamery and Cafe at 5pm on Friday, November 6th. You will find the ice cream shop located inside the Lancaster Quilt and Textile Museum at 37 North Market Street, Lancaster, Pa. 17603. Go ahead and bring along your own copy to have signed by the author!
Stop back soon for more upcoming book tour dates in the Lancaster area.