Jan
3
2020

As we saw in my last post, Mom worked very hard providing for and protecting her family during the trying days of World War II as she constantly wondered where her husband, Gustav, was and whether he was safe. She held out hope against hope they would be reunited. Meanwhile in 1945, Gustav Maroscher was […]

Dec
29
2019

Rarely do we have the opportunity to hear of the hardships, disappointments, separations and atrocities of World War II from the perspective of a European family that experienced all of these and more. Gerhard Maroscher, the youngest brother in his family of four, gives us personal accounts from his and his family’s life before, during […]

Apr
30
2015

“How do you tell someone their closest relative has been eaten by a bear?” This is the question that Ronnie asked me as he began his story. Ronnie White was a Chaplain for a West Texas police department. The call came in for him to report to the station and accompany an officer to the […]

Oct
8
2014

An elderly man was laying on his deathbed at home. He called his wife to his side to give final instructions for when he passed. “Martha,” he said (I don’t know why ‘Martha’ always takes the wife’s role in these things.) “Before I die, go to the shed and get that large jug with the […]

Apr
3
2014

While still in high school, Terry Sumerlin realized that his family would be unable to send him to college. So he attended Barber College and by the time he was a senior in high school he barbered in a barber shop in San Antonio, TX. The years in that shop brought Terry his own brand […]