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Evelyn R Pratt U.S.N

Posted Thursday, October 27, 2011, at 9:00 PM

I'm posting this tonight as I'm not sure how I'll be doing tomorrow.

This is one of the pictures I'll always remember and am privileged to have the original of.


Mom in uniform


Something else I have are her DD-214's, TYPED and hand signed! The young gal at the Veterans Cemetery had never seen anything like them.

My Mother lived a long life, almost 96 years. Towards the end she felt she had lived too long. She was the last surviving member of her family in her generation.

She raised her three children mostly by herself, and all in all, did a fine job of it.

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Thank you Roy:

I hope that you will post more about her experiences. David is very interested in WWII history and so am I.

Your mother was part of the greatest generation and I know that you are proud of her.

She left a great legacy to you and that treasure will never be taken away.

-- Posted by KH Gal on Thu, Oct 27, 2011, at 9:48 PM

Great Photo Roy, thanks!

-- Posted by jessiemiller on Thu, Oct 27, 2011, at 9:50 PM

Roy.. Great Photo... as for tomorrow, the first time I went to the veterans cemetery was just a few weeks ago. I too did not know how I would make it through, but once I drove through to the pavilion, I truly felt, peace... it is such a peaceful place.. take your time tomorrow and say your goodbyes at your own thoughts will be with you and your family...then come back and blog a really funny memory you have of your mother....

-- Posted by workingbee on Thu, Oct 27, 2011, at 10:14 PM

Great Photo Roy your Mom was very pretty and looked so young. She wore that uniform proud. I wish I would of known her... I haven't been to that cemetery yet but Pat has a few times. He told me its a beautiful one.

Your Mom is at peace in a beautiful place.

-- Posted by MsMarylin on Thu, Oct 27, 2011, at 10:23 PM

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Almost 65 and retired. Raised by an East Coast liberal. I am also a child of the sixties.