Waiting for George by Richard D. Nelson
Letters from the Shipyard

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In October 1942 Hector Lynn
Nelson, (age 56) left Foxhome,
Minnesota to work in the World
War II defense industry on the
pacific coast. In his letters, Hector
describes living away from home
in an area and climate he did not
like. A father of five children, four
of them age 16 to 5 and one son
serving with the Marines in the
Pacific War Theater, he felt this
journey was one he must take.
Hector’s wife, Margaret, was
running two small businesses and
raising four children, experiencing
the same difficulties of the era.

They both were facing problems of housing,
paying off debts along with daily living expenses;
rationing of almost all commodities; food,
fuel, clothing, and most everyday items. Read
Hector’s letters telling these daily worries while
being separated after 30 years of marriage.

About Richard D. Nelson

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Richard D. Nelson is Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and W. J. A. Power Professor of Biblical Hebrew and Old Testament Interpretation at Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, in Dallas, Texas. He is also an ordained pastor with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
Published July 24, 2012 by Xlibris. 424 pages
Genres: History, War. Non-fiction

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