|How to Play During a War
A Free Spirit's Life in Letters
– 344 pages
As a long-distance hiker and fellow traveler along life's roads, too many times I've let my circumstances drag me down. Was there a way, I wondered, to rise above the pain, the chaos, the "war" even, and be free, really free?
Yes, there was a way! Evelyn's life was proof! So I spent 3 1/2 years researching Evelyn Merritt, the most liberated person I've ever known. Part 1 covers her early years from 1917 to just before she met Roy Whelden--my father--in 1947.
Evelyn was eternally optimistic and joyful in the face of overwhelming adversity, playful, adventurous and musically talented. She also had a knack for writing. "How to Play During a War" is a compilation of hundreds of her letters written to parents and friends, along with several hundred black and white photos giving you an up close and personal look at this truly amazing woman. Also, many letters are valuable historical documents, having been written during WW2 from an overseas hospital.
Discover for yourself the secrets of happiness from a unique and often misunderstood woman who lived the life and walked the walk
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