Those in Pocahontas County who remember me might like to know that when V-E Day happened, I was the oldest child in the village school in Somerset [England] where my mother, my sister and I spent the last years of World War II.
I was allowed to read the lesson for the Thanksgiving Service.
Somerset has rolling hills like Pocahontas County and a village hall like the one in Arbovale, so the county always reminded me of that happy moment.
The Christmas parties were like the ones at the Methodist church in Arbovale.
I hope Harold Crist has a great 96th birthday, and I am grateful to all the American servicemen who helped keep me safe in World War II.
I hope it was repaid by the volunteer work I did when my family lived in Pocahontas County.
Florence, South Carolina