Wednesday, February 11, 2009

In early February 1941 a six and a half month old child was separated from his parents because of his mother’s ill health. His grandmother, aunts and cousins were loaded on to an evacuation ship that offered to take them away from a war torn city just about to fall to the enemy.

The order of embarkation was by way of surname - alphabetically. His family members surnames were Webster, Woodford, and Walters. Somehow he was taken aboard ship by loving arms and all got away to safety by the hand of Providence. I was the child. The gratitude I feel today remains immense. The opportunities to encourage others have been many throughout my life, and I am thankful for them.—Grandpa Wal

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