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Remembering Rarey

February 2024
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I am sure that many, many women of my generation were as touched as I was by Rarey’s letters to Betty Lou. I read them with a smile on my lips and tears in my eyes.

I, too, received many letters from my husband when he was overseas. I, too, bore one son while he was away. His reaction was identical to Rarey’s—joy, wonder, and gratitude.

My story, however, had a happy ending. My love came home safely and we enjoyed 54 happy years together.

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