A Proud American Writes His Story

When I founded Sunday Dinner Stories, a dear friend loaned me a copy of her grandfather’s memoir, My Nine Lives (Minus) One: How I Survived the War, Six Kids and a Wife and Lived to Tell My Tale. My friend’s Popi, Joseph A. Izzillo, passed away earlier this year, but since he published his memoir … Read more…

Do You Say, “Thank You and Welcome Home” Often Enough?

A few years ago I attended a presentation by a personal history colleague and mentor Mary O’Brien-Tyrrell. She served in Vietnam as a nurse, and during her talk, she described the mood of the country when she and her fellow veterans returned home. “Thank you for your service and welcome home” were not in most … Read more…