Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Fantastic Blog - If Mom Had a Blog in 1942

The Gatekeeper of the Pieces of Me blog is in the process of writing about her mother's memories of her family's time as Japanese POW's during World War II. She has started a new blog, as if her mother, then a 5 year old little girl, had written it in 1942. This is the first installment of her story, and I was fascinated to read what she has to say. I think you will be, too!

12 comments:

jan said...

Quite fascinating. Thank you for bringing it to our attention. So many good blogs, so little time.

Dirty Butter said...

I know what you mean about not enough time to read all the good blogs, Jan.

This is going to be a rare view into what that part of WW II was like in the Pacific. Glad you liked it, too.

Marion said...

I've visited the Gatekeeper's blog and it is fascinating, DB.

There are so many really, really interesting blogs...I wish I had time to give them all the attention they deserve.

Dirty Butter said...

I wish I could spend more time on all the great blogs among our Villagers, too, Marion, but there are so many now, it's just about impossible.

Chana said...

thank you for the love. i'm trying to fight back here, breathing is better but kidneys are a problem. thank you for the prayers and comfort. i love you. till soon.

Dirty Butter said...

Shame on you, Chana! You're supposed to be resting, not blogging!! But it's good to hear from you, anyway. Take care {{{HUGS}}}!

Chana said...

my dear friend, how much i thank you for your good councel and many hugs. i do received them and hold on to them and treasure them.

i do need to rest you are right, amongst other things my body, soul and mind needs but i just had to try my best to thank you all who are praying, thinking and supporting me through this and any other times i have needed you.

and then, i needed for my own sake of mind and for perspective too, post something else, something lighter. i need to concentrate on all my blessings and need to let you know of any and all improvement. i think it is only fair and right.

i thank you again for caring for me. love and friendship goes far i believe to heal the body and mind and heart and soul. i feel medicine working from many different angles, and i'm so forever grateful that i am so fortunate.

God Bless and know i love you very much. Many hugs dear friend and thank you again for caring. Now off to rest i go.

Dirty Butter said...

Chana, you know I enjoy hearing from you. I'm just trying to protect you from yourself right now. Rest, dear friend, rest!

Jackie said...

Very interesting blog.

Lots of Dutch Indonesians settled here after the war and the stories they have to tell. Unfortunately although they appear to be very happy go lucky people they have been left with problems that still pop up here and there of extreme depression. I think it's because most of the ones I have met were only children most without a parent to comfort them when they were in the camps so it is not so easy for them to forget the trauma of what happened.

Dirty Butter said...

Strange how connections are there between seemingly unconnected people. Who would have thought there would be two people on BLOG VILLAGE who had any relationship at all with Japanese Indonesian POW's!!

jillbeth said...

Hi Rosemary,
Thanks for your comments on my blog.

I have read some of the "Fantastic Blog.." already, very interesting reading, I highly recommend it.

Dirty Butter said...

Glad you're writing poetry again, Jillbeth! Her story really is going to be a can't miss experience. I can't wait for the next post.