" Nancy Lou Here, Welcoming You to My Book of Love, Thoughts and Blogs"

This lifelong journey has been filled with true love, moments of sadness, hours of laughter, and private moments of tears.

Love Letters from the Heart

 Frank and Nancy

These posts are part of my collection of letters from the love of my life, Frank Henderson, and pages of an amazingly wonderful life I have enjoyed thanks to God’s Blessings.

The first few chapters recount my meeting and falling in love with Frank, letters from his Army Basic Training then followed by our early marriage. The next chapters will be about us living together in Ayer, Massachusetts for seven months.  The last chapters will be about us living in Okinawa together for nearly two years including six letters Frank wrote to me before his deployment in Vietnam.

 

The Vietnam Letters

Vietnam Love Letters from the Heart

This page is devoted to sharing actual letters that I received from my husband and soulmate, Frank Henderson, while he was in Vietnam in 1971.  At this time we had been married for two years and eight months.

The Widow’s Blog

 

After being married to my soulmate for twenty-nine years, I suddenly became a widow twenty-one years ago.

There are things you might need to know how to handle if you should become a widow.

Because my husband and I always handled everything together, I have been determined to handle all life throws at me with humor.

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