War Babies: A Childhood Memory Piece by Carol D. Meikle

War through the eyes of a child… a piece by Carol D. Meikle about growing up during war time… as we remember sacrifices made on ANZAC Day this year.

The Forever Years

 Meet Carol

Carol FYCarol D. Meikle (nee McLay) was born in Balclutha, in the South Island of New Zealand.  Carol, now retired,  worked as a secondary school teacher for many years.  Her interests include reading, music, film, gardening, writing and her family (two grown up children and six grandchildren), as well as her family tree and family history.

BookThe following memory piece, by Carol D. Meikle, appeared in Growing Up In Wartime: Recollections from Children and Adolescents of the 1940s, compiled by Isobel Veitch, edited by Mervyn Palmer and published in 2009 (ISBN: 978-0-473-15535-3).  Profits from the sale of this book went to benefit a charity in Dunedin, New Zealand.  We at “The Forever Years” strongly recommend this book, which shows not only how our childhood years are indeed our “forever years”, but also how living through war feels through the eyes of a child.

War Babies FY The author, aged about 10…

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