Life -- and love -- goes on even when the world is at war. Readers share their stories of wartime romance.
Just over the sailor's shoulder
By COLETTE BANCROFT
A Tampa woman is sure she's in Life's kiss photo.
Hear the songs of WWII
The letters in the suitcase
by JAN SHERIDAN
My parents had dated before my dad enlisted. They met when my dad, John Ochen, was 18 and my mom, Shirley Krale, was 15. As we were growing up, a suitcase of letters was occasionally alluded to. The instructions were that the letters were only to be read after the passing of both parents. Since my mom's death last year, I've been reading these letters. There are close to 200 of them.
Letters of love
Readers share their stories of wartime romance.
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