Category Archives: Story

Growing Up In The 1940s – In Captivity – Article 104 – WWII

Dear Readers, After four years I’m finally coming back to this memoir. I’d like to finish it while memories are still floating in my mind. At times I’m overwhelmed by panic that there isn’t much time left. I’m 84. I’m … Continue reading

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Growing Up In The 1940s – Top Priority: Patients’ Welfare – WWII

Dear Readers, After four years I’m finally coming back to this memoir. I’d like to finish it while memories are still floating in my mind. At times I’m overwhelmed by panic that there isn’t much time left. I’m 84. I’m … Continue reading

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Growing Up In The 1940s – In Captivity – The Kind Oberarzt (continued) – WWII

Dear Readers, After four years I’m finally coming back to this memoir. I’d like to finish it while memories are still floating in my mind. At times I’m overwhelmed by panic that there isn’t much time left. I’m 84. I’m … Continue reading

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Decluttering bit by bit… digging up memories

Could I pass off as Lawrence of Arabia? Perhaps, if I had blue eyes and was a tiny bit younger …? No, a lot younger! I found this headgear as I was decluttering the belly dancing drawer. Well, yes, I … Continue reading

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The Blue Dream

~ She’s never seen such a beautiful sight, such intense colours. Only in dreams. This was her third such dream that she can remember. A real jewel. Blue sapphire. She woke up, out of this seascape dream, in the early … Continue reading

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Growing Up IN The 1940s – Life on the Farm – World War II

This year we are celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the end of World War Two. It was such a long time ago. I’m trying to remember what it was like for me in those turbulent years of War, and what … Continue reading

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Growing Up In The 1940s – Primary School – World War II

  This year we are celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the end of World War Two. It was such a long time ago. I’m trying to remember what it was like for me in those turbulent years of War, and … Continue reading

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Romancing Tatyana Firsova – Friday Writing Essential, November 21, 2014: Youthful Memories

My Dad’s Youthful Memories   (This is an excerpt from “My Dad, Volunteer in WWI”, a memoir I intend to finish, hopefully, by the end of 2015.) Bogdan Stojić, medical student at Graz University, was conscripted into the Austro-Hungarian Army … Continue reading

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My Dad, Volunteer in WWI

My Dad, Volunteer in WWI Today is the 100th anniversary of the beginning of WWI. Here’s an abridged version of the first chapter of a memoir I’m writing about my Dad’s involvement in the Great War. At the time of … Continue reading

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The Happiest Day of My Childhood

Today is 13 July. On this day 69 years ago, my dear father came home from a POW camp in Germany. I’m not superstitious in general, but that day was Friday 13 and I’ve considered it my lucky day ever … Continue reading

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