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dhaupt
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Thank You Kristina McMorris

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Kristina, thank you so much for you generous, gracious participation this month.

You made this so much more real to me.

 

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And I found this and thought I would share it for any of you in the New Orleans area 

http://www.nationalww2museum.org/visit/exhibits/congressional-gold-medal.html

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Kristina,

I would like to echo the thanks from Deb. Your book made this part of history come to life for me, and I enjoyed it beyond my expectations. I don't often pick up books in the historical fiction genre, but you've definitely opened my eyes. Deb is great at picking books outside of my normal 'comfort selection', and this was no exception. Thank you!!

Elaine

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dhaupt wrote:

Kristina, thank you so much for you generous, gracious participation this month.

You made this so much more real to me.

 

And I found this and thought I would share it for any of you in the New Orleans area 

http://www.nationalww2museum.org/visit/exhibits/congressional-gold-medal.html

 


Again, thank YOU for allowing me to participate. It's been such a pleasure following the discussion throughout the month. Everyone's comments were so thoughtful and touching! I only wish I could have been quicker to reply. (With just eight weeks left until my next deadline, "quick" currently desribes nothing in my life but typing. And even that is probably slowing down. LOL.)

 

Deb, thanks, too, for posting the info about the Congressional Gold Medal. I was honored to be a guest at the ceremony/banquet in Portland, OR last November. It was such a joy to FINALLY see these humble heroes receive the overdue acknowledgment they deserve. The Navajo Code Talkers and Tuskegee Airmen (one of whom I had the pleasure to meet at the banquet) were already recipients of the medal, and I believe the Nisei addition completed that circle. Of course, as I mentioned earlier, if you asked any of them about their service, they would simply say: "I was just doing my job, serving my country like everyone else."

 

If only "everyone else" today were more like them. Yes?? 

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elaine_hf wrote:

Kristina,

I would like to echo the thanks from Deb. Your book made this part of history come to life for me, and I enjoyed it beyond my expectations. I don't often pick up books in the historical fiction genre, but you've definitely opened my eyes. Deb is great at picking books outside of my normal 'comfort selection', and this was no exception. Thank you!!

Elaine


That makes me so happy, Elaine! Thank you for your sweet comments, both here and on the last thread. It truly means a lot to me -- not only that you enjoyed the story, but that I was able to share part of history with you, a part I firmly believe should never be forgotten. And it won't be if people like you continue to read and talk about it. So thank you!!! 

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Kristina_McMorris wrote:

dhaupt wrote:

Kristina, thank you so much for you generous, gracious participation this month.

You made this so much more real to me.

 

And I found this and thought I would share it for any of you in the New Orleans area 

http://www.nationalww2museum.org/visit/exhibits/congressional-gold-medal.html

 


Again, thank YOU for allowing me to participate. It's been such a pleasure following the discussion throughout the month. Everyone's comments were so thoughtful and touching! I only wish I could have been quicker to reply. (With just eight weeks left until my next deadline, "quick" currently desribes nothing in my life but typing. And even that is probably slowing down. LOL.)

 

Deb, thanks, too, for posting the info about the Congressional Gold Medal. I was honored to be a guest at the ceremony/banquet in Portland, OR last November. It was such a joy to FINALLY see these humble heroes receive the overdue acknowledgment they deserve. The Navajo Code Talkers and Tuskegee Airmen (one of whom I had the pleasure to meet at the banquet) were already recipients of the medal, and I believe the Nisei addition completed that circle. Of course, as I mentioned earlier, if you asked any of them about their service, they would simply say: "I was just doing my job, serving my country like everyone else."

 

If only "everyone else" today were more like them. Yes?? 


Kristina, what a terrible hostess I am, I forgot that you were on deadline. Blame it on old age.

Now I'm even more thankful for your tending to us. 

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Fozzie
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Thank you so much for spending time with us, Kristina.  I learned so much from your book, and had fun doing it!  

 

And, by the way, I thought you responded to everyone quickly and with great insight and enthusiasm!

 

Laura

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aprilh
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Kristina, thank you so much for taking the time to chat with us this month. I loved your book and being able to hear your thoughts made it even more special to me. It was a wonderful conversation between everyone and I was able to learn so much from your comments. I'm looking forward to reading more from you. Thanks!

April
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aprilh wrote:

Kristina, thank you so much for taking the time to chat with us this month. I loved your book and being able to hear your thoughts made it even more special to me. It was a wonderful conversation between everyone and I was able to learn so much from your comments. I'm looking forward to reading more from you. Thanks!


Thanks so much for the kind words, April and Laura! I thoroughly enjoyed our discussion. And again, thanks for having me, Deb! Happy reading!