Carolyn and her husband Herbert came from two different worlds. She from a small town in West Virginia, and he from a small village in East Prussia. They each experienced a different kind of life during World War II. Herbert escaped death by the Russians, and the only act of war Carolyn saw was selling war bonds and standing in line for nylons for her mother until the telegraph came. Carolyn's father was severely injured during a raid over Tokyo and would never be the same. Herbert's family did t kw if his father was dead or alive for the three years they were in a refugee camp after fleeing from the Russians.