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The story about Trudy’s House begins on the Oregon Coast a little before WWII. I chose this time to introduce Trudy and to give the reader an understanding of her life. After WWII started Trudy and her husband see an opportunity to separate from a very shaky marriage. She wants more personal freedom, and her husband realizes that the war would affect his auto business. They both find employment in war work in separate places. Their 12-year old son is boarded with relatives until they can get established. Her husband dies suddenly and Trudy is forced to face reality. She is a woman with no special training, a poor education, and no talents. However, she had health, luck, determination, and several good friends. Eventually, she was able to care for herself and her son at a time when women were just becoming accepted in the workplace.
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L.H. (Loren Harold) Mitchell was born in Tacoma, Washington on June 9, 1930 and spent most of his life living and working in Oregon and California. He attended high school in Pacific Grove, California, graduated in 1948. He began working toward a career in commercial photography when the Korean War broke out in June, 1950. Thinking that he might be drafted into the Army, he joined the Navy in October, 1950. He ultimately became a Navy photographer and spent 17 months on aircraft carriers off the Korean coast, and stayed in the Navy almost six years (including Naval Reserve time). After receiving an Honorable Discharge, Mitchell attended Monterey Peninsula College and the University of California. He left the University of California in his senior year after deciding that he should have been studying Journalism, which he preferred, instead of English Literature. After college, Mr. Mitchell worked as commercial-industrial photographer. He made the change to journalism while in his 40s and wrote numerous articles and several contract books. While in his fifties, Mitchell was forced to give up journalism to manage and maintain family property in Pacific Grove, California. He sold the property in his late sixties and retired to the Pacific Northwest where he could write again.
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