Pepaw said that when he would come back home to the states he would immediately change out of his sailor uniform into civilian clothing. He said that things were similar to the way they were with the soldiers in Vietnam. Coming into port in San Diego families would line the docks to greet the sailors, but nobody was ever there for him. "I was just a poor boy from little Ironton, Ohio." When he got off the train in Ironton after being gone for 9-10 months at at time, nobody was ever there to greet him, and at times he would get home to his own home 1:00 in the morning or not, and all the family would be asleep, nobody greeting him. He had told me before and it saddened me just as much to hear it today. I'm not sure why Granny wasn't there to greet him, I know that there was a time when they had split up while he was away in the war. I know I wish I could change that for him, but he said times were just different back then. With one car in the family if his Dad was working there was no way for his family to get anywhere either.
From: Tom and Pat Miller <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Mon, May 31, 2010 at 9:58 AM
Subject: Re: At Maw-Maw's
To: Elizabeth Cooper <email@example.com>, sarah marie miller
Elizabeth Ann Cooper