Our First Conversation!

(Posted: December 29, 2011)

Continued from previous post “Making the Connection!” . . . .

I received an email from Lawrence Cook’s daughter, Laurel, advising me that her Father would be pleased to talk with me.  As a matter of fact, she said that he had already tried to call me.  I was glad to hear that as it meant that he was as anxious to talk to me as I was to talk to him.

I made the phone call and introduced myself as Lawrence’s ball turret gunner, John Kyler’s, daughter.  It was such a pleasure to talk with this kind and patient person.  I really didn’t have to ask any questions as our conversation just flowed.  He proceeded to tell me about his training and how his wife, Lois, would go along with him and they’d rent a place off base.  He told me that he didn’t meet my Father until they trained together as a crew in Washington and Oregon and he remembered him as “a prince of a fellow.”  Lawrence shared his memories of many different areas of his wartime experience and I was so honored to meet him.  I absorbed all that he was telling me about the days of his past – a time that I was so interested in.

This first conversation was the beginning of a lengthy relationship with one of the most special people I will ever meet!

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