Monthly Archives: July 2013

The Austrian Alps

The country is wonderful. Mountains holding up cups of snow to the fiery sun. George Meredith, 1861 Advertisements

Soldier/Tourist: My Grandfather in Europe, 1946-1948

When I was in fifth grade, I was assigned that staple of the American elementary education: the family history project.¬†For my project, I interviewed several older relatives, including my grandfather, Charles Newbury (my mother’s father, and my only living grandparent). At that time, he gave me several photographs and pieces of memorabilia from his time […]