Mom's WWII Letters 8/24/18
Writer Corinne H. Smith hosted a slideshow presentation at the Dover Free Library based on the 100+ letters to her mother during World War II. Smith's mother Jeannette Banzhoff Hosfeld had been training as a nurse at the hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia at the time. She would write to soldiers during the war. Smith found letters from 16 servicemen, the correspondences occuring between 1945 and 1946. The project became an exercise in genealogy for the former librarian.