“I am sitting in the Y. M. C. A. writing with the piano playing in my uniform.”

We need a good life and this one from 1920 should do it!

(Excerpt from The Starkville News, Starkville, Mississippi – April 16, 1920)


The following extracts from letters to the Insurance Bureau, Washington were contributed by Lieut. Commander Thiess, U. S. Navy recruiting station, Denver:

This is to notify your department that on the 7th day of September 18, there was born to me, the undersigned wife of Nick Campana, No. 234,- 56660, an enlisted man.

See M. President and “Uncle Sam Claude Wright taken out 5,000 ins. Hain’t read police for it.

Please send me the form for a wife and child.

I have been in bed with one doctor for thirteen years and intend to try another.

We have another baby in our house. How much more do we git?

I am sitting in the Y. M. C. A. writing with the piano playing in my uniform (extract from a boy’s letter to his mother.)

He is my best supporter and he was discharged from the army as he had a goiter on his neck which he was sent home on.

I haven’t heard from John since he was sent to a constipation camp in Germany.

Mr. President, as per your instructions on a pink slip, I have given birth to a baby girl.

My son hasn’t writ for sum time. Is he living or dead and if so what is his latest address.

Please let me know if John put in an application for a wife and child.

Tapestry of Love: Three Books In One

At the age of sixteen, Mary and her husband, whom she barely knows, are forced to escape the only home they’ve ever known and settle in the primitive 17th century world of America where they shape their family’s destiny for generations.

Inspired by actual people and historical events of colonial America, “The Kingdom of Accawmacke” is revealed and secrets about America’s history are discovered in this well-researched series. The story begins in 17th century England during the reign of Charles I and continues a family’s journey to the eastern shore of Virginia and Maryland.


The exhilarating action & subplots keep the reader in constant anticipation. It is almost impossible to put the book down until completion,

Dr. Don P. Brandon, Retired Professor, Anderson University, Anderson, Indiana

This is the first book I have read that puts a personal touch to some seemingly real people in factual events.


Love books with strong women…this has one. Love early American history about ordinary people…even though they were not ‘ordinary’…it took courage to populate our country. This book is well researched and well written.

Julia Smith

A picture of love and history rolled into one. A step back in time that pulls you in and makes you a part of the family and their world.

Ken Flessas

Each book’s writing gets stronger, characters become real, the struggles and sorrows that laid the foundation for this country.


Not only is the story entertaining, it opens the eastern shore of the early Virginia Colony to the reader as a picture book….I know this story will touch many peoples’ hearts.

B. Thomas