AN unexpected coddiwomple
THE STORY OF A FATHER'S SUDDEN DEATH,
A BOX OF World War II LETTERS, AND
A DAUGHTER'S LIFE TRANSFORMED
By the time Loretto discovered the cache of WWII letters, her father had been dead almost 50 years. She'd accepted she would never know him. All that changed when she decided to type his 500+ letters for her siblings. With each letter she heard her father's voice. With each place she visited and each person she met, the 50 years without him melted away and the enduring gap that had opened between them when she was 4-years-old gradually began to close.
An Unexpected Coddiwomple takes you on a journey through a captivating collection of WWII letters abundant with humor, intrigue, and romance, across the U.S., to the U.K., and back again. Learn from "Big Sundin" himself, her father's pilot, what actually happened in 1945 when he ditched Heavy Date in the North Sea, saving the lives of the entire crew. Had Big Sundin not executed a "perfect ditching," she and her 6 siblings would not have been born. Through her father's own words, Loretto uncovers truths about her parentage that were buried with him in 1965, revealing decades of mysteries that culminate with an invitation to Buckingham Palace. It's a story of family, duty, faith, and a life transformed. It's a story of love.
Launched AUG 6th
Coddiwomple (v.): To travel in a purposeful manner towards a vague, as-yet-unknown destination.
I'm hooked....what a great man...loved his family...TERRIFIC story!
P. Maurer - PDM Marketing-Media-PR-Events
An amazing story...how sad that your father died at such a young age after surviving against
all the odds his wartime service...
A. Stacey - Chairman & Membership Sec., The Goldfish Club, UK