Pictured above: my Mother, Barbara Sullivan, my Grandfather, Henry Knowlton, my Aunt, Ann Glime, and my Uncle, Henry Knowlton.  This was taken sometime after World War Two ended.  You can follow the “MORE” links for the rest of this post.  There are 4 more pages, including my Uncle Henry’s introduction, and a movie.  There are a number of posts besides this one. My Grandfather’s letters are in the menus at the top, marked with dates in 1944 and 1945.  They run from October 1944 till October 1945.

Here they are, the same people, in the early 2000s.  The one in the middle is my uncle Henry.  His sister Ann is on the left.  My mother Barbara is on the right.

The following is a picture of grandma Kaye and grandpa Henry.  Looks like it might’ve been a wedding picture.

This is a collection of letters sent by my grandfather to my grandmother from various places in the Pacific, during World War Two, in 1944 and 1945.  The letters run from October 1944 to October 1945.

This vase was found by my Grandpa Knowlton, on Okinawa after the battle in 1945, sent home to my grandmother Katherine Knowlton, and now belongs to her great-grand-daughter, Elizabeth Sullivan (my niece).

See June 30, 1945.

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  1. I’m impressed, Chris. You are doing what I always said that’ I would do: write down what I remembered of my parents, grandparents, and any relatives that I can still remember the names of. It is an awesome idea: a legacy for all those that come after to treasure.

    As of yet, I haven’t gotten a Round Tuit.

  2. This is really interesting to read, I had no idea of these incidents happening within the Sullivan family. Henry and Eloise eh…
    Great looking page by the way, dad!

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      Hi John. Thanks. It was not strictly the “Sullivan family” until 7 years later when my parents married, but you can see where your musical and fine art gifts came from, as well as any love of writing you may have. My father had some music and literature abilities in him too, so you have that influence as well.

      Almost finished all these letters!

  3. John,

    Just wanted to let you know that your Uncle Henry K. passed away peacefully at home last Sunday, October 6 at 7:50 pm. 3 of his children were with him – Cindy, Ron and Lorraine. He is at peace.

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