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The Nelson Children

The Nelson Children

Cliff, Jerry, Milly and Beany

“America was making arms and food for the British, but at home 130 million people were living their own lives, doing American things: reading the football scores, thinking of turning in the old automobile for a “snazzy” new model, going fishing, taking it easy.” – Alistair Cooke

Before 1941, the Nelson children lived a pretty typical small town American life. They played sports in High School, fished, went duck hunting, watched movies, went bowling and worked to help support themselves and the family.

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Jerry October 8th, 1945

Streetcar At Fort Snelling Station

Streetcar At Fort Snelling Station

“Dear Beany,

Our last mail from you was your letter of Sept 13th- how about exercising your arm a little more often? Guess this letter is a few days late, so I’d better not kick.

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