War Bonds

War Bonds in Nostalgia Magazine

If you haven’t yet read or purchased War Bonds: Love Stories From the Greatest Generation, here’s a chance to read an excerpt in the January/February edition of Nostalgia Magazine.

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Chapter 3; The Luck of the Draw

The Luck of the Draw tells the story of Fenton and Violet Roskelley. The pair met when Fenton’s unit was assigned to Violet’s regiment in Cornwall, England.

Pick up a copy of Nostalgia at news stands and bookstores throughout the Inland Northwest or order online.

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War Bonds

Amazing Women Served in World War ll

Vi, 1943Violet Shipman Roskelly

Women like Violet Shipman Roskelly donned uniforms and served their countries with grit and determination.

This British war bride met her husband when they were both serving their respective countries. She wasn’t too impressed with American GI’s. “They were a bit too friendly for me,” she said.

That changed when she met Fenton Roskelley while on a walk in Cornwall. You’ll read their story in Chapter 3 of War Bonds, “The Luck of the Draw.”

For years after our initial interview my phone would ring and this lovely British voice would say, “Cindy? Darling, it’s Vi. How ARE you dearest?”


Vi died July 27, 2012.