Show: May 25, 2008

When the Lights Go On Again

Step into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, May 25 from 2-4 as we begin our two-part special in honor of Memorial Day. In this first episode, Sarah's dad returns to the show! Derick Ovenall was born in England in 1930, and he'll tell us about life in the UK during the war. We'll learn what it was like to grow up during the war, and we'll hear classic songs from the war years. Tune in for an afternoon of wartime memories at the Divaville Lounge.

NOTE: The interview portion of this program was recorded in advance.

The map below shows arrows marking Walsall, where Sarah's dad lived during the war, and Llandudno, the coastal town where he met American GIs. Click to expand the map:

The hedgehog which fell into Sarah's dad's air raid shelter looked much like this:

The test pilot who used to buzz Sarah's dad's house flew a North American Harvard plane:

In the Air Training Corps, Sarah's dad got to ride in an Avro Anson plane:


It's cynthia from the rural center! If i had received this in my personal email over the weekend, i would've TOTALLY tuned in. So NOW you have it -- please add me to any of your announcements of these shows.

Mike (my hubby) and I LOVE historical stuff -- Mike's a total history buff, both American and international.

I was so pleasantly surprised to see this -- you never cease to amaze me with all the different interests that you have. Wow.

This is really cool.

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