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Postcards to BJ is an homage to the only place I called home for a long long time.    Because first and foremost I am a Military Brat  .  BJs house as my family called it was really my Mother’s families home in Montrose, Pennsylvania.

Family Mar 1961

My mother and her sisters were born it that house and BJ inherited it when when my grandmother Hazel and her husband Elbert passed away.  I was brought into the world not far away in Binghamton, New York and my Mother and I followed Dad  to Germany shortly afterward.  We made our moves to new bases through Montrose and it was where we had our vacations.   BJ’s house was the only constant in my life.  We were always on the way to another place.  When I left home and entered the Air Force in 1978 my family did have a home in Virginia, but it was not the same as BJ’s.  Over the course of 23 years as an aircraft crew chief in the USAF I traveled throughout Europe, America and parts of Southwest Asia.  I tried to send a postcard to BJ so she could share my adventures with my Grandparents, Aunt Peg and my cousins in Pennsylvania.   BJ passed last year and just a few weeks ago my Aunt Peg sent an envelope full of postcards that BJ had saved.  I was really quite  touched to get these cards from Peg, and decided that I had to do something with them.  So like Paul Harvey said this is the rest of the story.

I would like to share a link to my sister Tammy’s blog because her post on a visit to BJ’s really touches me.



Posted June 6, 2013 by Balvah

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