Please join me at the Prairie Lakes Theater, 515 E. Thacker in Des Plaines, IL on Tuesday March 18th, starting at 1:00 in the afternoon for the recognition of WW2 women both in and out of the service. I will be discussing women in the military and my mother’s story as “Mollie’s War.” This is sponsored by the Des Plaines VFW in conjunction with Women’s History Month.
I am very happy to report that my article about Women in the Military has been published in Unmapped–an online magazine. “The scope of Unmapped is broad and simple: writers are asked to choose a person, place, event or idea from around the world, which they believe has been left off the map, and write a story about it. It is the element of storytelling which is the key, as well as the idea of the story being ‘hidden’, i.e. not something you would be able to read about every day.”
Here is the link to my article:
I just received the 2014 calendar from Women’s Memorial (Women In Military Service For America Memorial Foundation, Inc) with Mollie’s picture on the back cover. It’s the picture of Mollie and her friends celebrating the third anniversary of the formation of the WACs on May 14, 1945.
I just found out a photo of Mollie during WWII that I submitted to the Women’s Memorial (Women In Military Service For America Memorial Foundation, Inc) has been chosen for inclusion in their 2014 calendar.
Remembering and honoring my mother and father on this Veterans Day for their service in WWII. My mother, Mollie Weinstein Schaffer, served in Europe and my dad, Jack Schaffer, in the CBI (China-Burma-India). We thank you and all Veterans who have served and are still serving to make it possible for all of us to live our lives in freedom.
While I was researching and writing “Mollie’s War” in 2009, I knew that my mother was in a WAC recruiting movie called “It’s Your War, Too.” I had such a difficult time finding a copy of the movie. Today, I was looking for a cover shot of the recruiting movie and discovered that it is on Youtube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-NI8JQW8bQ
My program, “From Inspiration to Publication The Journey of Mollie’s War” is listed on the Windy City Writers Speakers Bureau. There are lots of good programs included in the catalog. If you are looking for a speaker for an event, please keep me in mind! http://windycitywriters.com/program-menu/
I spent the morning of Friday, July 19th talking about “Mollie’s War” and her service in the military to the Arlington Heights Senior Center. This would have been Mollie’s 97th birthday. It gives me a good feeling to keep her memory alive…. Mollie passed away in April 2012.
Mollie’s War was accepted into the Black Lilac Kitty’s online book fair. The fair will be held July 21-27, 2013 on their web site – http://www.blacklilackitty.com
The catalog will be available for download during the fair and it will be sent to libraries, bookstores, book clubs, etc. prior to the fair.