Meet Lila

Peeking through the windows of a dancehall, an orphan finds courage to face the war. A short story, featuring the character from Lindsey Backen’s novel “Swing.”

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Living up the 1940's in the Luther Hotel

Bringing stories and stars to life, celebrating the 1940s, the Luther Hotel and the stars who stayed there.

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Collecting Shoes

When I was a child, I set a goal to get taller than my mother. Looking back, I realize I should have aimed a bit higher. My mother is 4’10” and 1/2, and she always adds that extra half inch. She tells a story of a little boy that brought his mother to church for…

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Dave's Story

Dear Family, Well, boot camp sure didn’t last long. I’m already halfway across the world, and I’ve seen things you wouldn’t believe. Somebody warned me to look out for flying foxes. I thought he was pulling my leg or that it was an army term I hadn’t learned yet, but when we were in the…

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