Lancaster City Culture - History - 1944 Photo Tours

Lancaster City Culture - History - 1944 Photo Tours

It’s been a wild and busy week.

First, the response to Paula Wolf’s article in the Lancaster Sunday News about Ruth and this house has been phenomenal. We’ve received emails, phone calls, Facebook messages and online comments from quite a few people who are related to Ruth, worked with her, had a mutual interest in flying airplanes with her, or otherwise knew Ruth, her husband, Sol, or Ruth’s mother, Marie.

Here’s a little sampling of comments we’ve received:
“We are very honored to know you are writing a book about Ruth” (from three of Ruth’s relatives)
“My mother emailed your story (from the Lancaster paper) to me and I wanted to pass along to you how much that meant to her” (from another relative)
“Thanks for all of your caring research” (from a relative)
“What an interesting life . . . I’m sure Ruth wanted somebody to find these things and write about them . . . I loved the article in the Sunday paper.” (from a community member)

So all of a sudden, I have half a dozen meetings set up over the coming weeks with various people who have offered to share their memories of Ruth.

But first, we have two other major events coming up in the life of OUR family. In two weeks, Hannah leaves for Ghana, West Africa for six months of study at the University of Ghana. And right after that, we’ll be helping Eric to move and get settled in Delaware, where he will begin a new job – his first “real world job” as a new college grad – the second week of August.

So, it may be a little while before I can dive into Ruth’s story again . . . but in the meantime, I have put together a little photo tour of newspaper headlines from Lancaster newspapers from 1944,

when Ruth was in her last year at Ogontz,

and a second photo tour of advertisements from Lancaster area stores and theaters from that same year.

Until next time . . . Enjoy!

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