Author Contributes to American Military Family Museum

Sends portion of her book, Once a Brat, Always a Brat for display

Fort Worth, TX, /PRNewswire-iReach/ —

Fort Worth Author, Marilyn Celeste Moris has recently contributed to the new American Military Famiily Museum for its display on May 6, 2014.

As we are increasingly aware, over 1000 of our WWII veterans are dying every day, leaving their grown “Military Brats” to tell their stories of being deployed overseas immediately after WWII.  Ms. Morris was in that movement, at eight years of age, receiving her very own orders from The War Department.

Her recently re-released book, Once a Brat, Always a Brat, has been described as “part travelogue, part therapy session” and the second half, containing other Military Brats; stories, has been called by Dennis Campbell of BratCon Radio, as “a field manual for understanding Military Brats.”

Ms. Morris explains why this subculture claims a fondness for the term, “Brat”, as itt does not connote “an unruly child,” but is rather taken from the British Military, who stamped papers with the iniitials, “BRAT'” meaning British Regiment Attached Traveler.

She relates how the family adapted to somewhat primitive quarters, with no running water, sporadic electricity, wood-burning stoves and an icebox.

How she, and other Military Brats, adapted from an ancient Oriental culture  one year to exploring castles in  Bavaria in the next, is the focus of Once a Brat, Always a Brat  which is available on Amazon.com and Kindle:

http://www.amazon.com/Once-Brat-Always-Marilyn-Morris-ebook/dp/B00HX2VXPY/ref=sr_1_1_title_1_kin

Ms. Morris’s website with information regarding her novels and one other self-help book can be found at MarilynCelesteMorrisAuthorAndEditor.blogspot.com/

Contact:

Marilyn Morris

Phone: 817-246-2639

Circe Woessner, Executive Director

Museum of the American Military Family

(505) 504-6830

http://museumoftheamericanmilitaryfamily.org/

Overseas Brats Gathering in Albuquerque on 20 February

Brat Friend,
Got some activity to share with you about
our annual get-together of Brats in New Mexico happening on February 20!
As of today:
-22 Brats & Educators who now live in New Mexico are interested in this function.

             *********

     Here’s how will make it worth your while to come:

     *Every Brat gets recognized!

     *With this crowd, you get immediately accepted because we share your heritage!

     *We’re going to introduce you to some wonderful Brat people — who want to meet

YOU!

     *This is a day that VALIDATES your special heritage!

   Join us:

Thursday, February 20 – 6 – 9:30 p.m.

Cervantes Restaurant
5801 Gibson Blvd. SE
Albuquerque, NM
Restaurant telephone: 505-262-2253.

    *Pricing remains similar to previous years!

    *Early registration deadline is February 15.

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     Details are at:

http://www.overseasbrats.com/RegGetogethers.asp .

     To register:

     -Scroll down to:  Albuquerque, NM, Wed, Feb. 20, 2014.

     -Complete brief info.

     -Click Add to Cart.

     -Click on Check out.

     -Click on Don’t Have A PayPal Account.

     -Complete credit card information.

              *********

      Looking forward to uniting you with the

Brat community!

      Have a terrific day!

                         Joe Condrill

                         OVERSEAS BRATS

Brat Liaison Joe Condrill to Host Get-together

Brat Friend,
Got some activity to share with you about
our annual get-together of Brats in New Mexico
happening on February 20!
As of today:
-22 Brats & Educators who now live
in New Mexico are interested in this function.

             *********
     Here’s how will make it worth your while
to come:
     *Every Brat gets recognized!
     *With this crowd, you get immediately accepted because we share your heritage!
     *We’re going to introduce you to some wonderful Brat people — who want to meet
YOU!
     *This is a day that VALIDATES your special heritage!
           ********   
   Join us: 
Thursday, February 20 – 6 – 9:30 p.m.

Cervantes Restaurant
5801 Gibson Blvd. SE
Albuquerque, NM 
Restaurant telephone: 505-262-2253.
    *Pricing remains similar to previous years!
    *Early registration deadline is February 15.
          ********
     Details are at:
     To register:
     -Scroll down to:  Albuquerque, NM, Wed, Feb. 20, 2014.
     -Complete brief info.
     -Click Add to Cart.
     -Click on Check out.
     -Click on Don’t Have A PayPal Account.
     -Complete credit card information.
              *********
      Looking forward to uniting you with the
Brat community!
      Have a terrific day!
                         Joe Condrill
                         OVERSEAS BRATS

Our Friends at the Apron Project Invite You to Create!

Announcing the Third Annual Apron Project Exhibit as Part of the NHCC Women & Creativity Month

Flyer Womyns Work: The Apron ProjectLast year a number of Brats, Veterans, Military Family Members, Poets & Writers exhibited in our installation at the National Hispanic Cultural Center.  It would be wonderful if we had more this year.  These are aprons with messages:  in words or visual images.  Some are very artistic.  Others are very simple.  You can see pictures of last year’s installation as well as more information on this year’s installation on our website:  http://www.womynswork.com/ .  The Submission Form is also available online at:  http://www.creativitycontinium.com/?page_id=1912 .  Drop off at 123 A 9th St SW by February 12, 2014.   This year’s installation is going to be on the corner of 9th and Gold in the same empty lot we used in 2011, our first year.    Opening Reception:  March 7, 2014 6-7 PM.  If you have any questions, please contact Ginger Quinn at 505 247-2537 or email her at gquinn411@gmail.com

Hope to see your apron waving in the wind.

Caroline LeBlanc, for Apron Installation & Womyn’s Work

 

 

 

2013 in Review

Military Family Museum Logo2013 was a wonderful year for us at the Museum of the American Military Family.  We continue to grow and mature as an organization. We are very thankful for all of our all-volunteer board members, our friends, supporters and sponsors. We appreciate our writers who sent in stories for our blogs and cards for our Postcard Project. Thanks to donors, we met our $20,000 goal to create our 2014 exhibit, “Sacrifice & Service: The American Military Family, which is being built in collaboration with the National Nuclear Museum of Science and History in Albuquerque.

Here's where our exhibit will be

Here’s where our exhibit will be

We have begun to design the exhibit, and Caroline, our Writer-in-Residence, has completed much of the text panel script. On January 3rd, she and I will sort through all of the quotes we have gathered from military family members over the past several years, and add them to the panels.

Jim Walther, Director of the Nuclear Museum, has begun the set/ elevation drawings and I have started inventorying and collecting artifacts for the display. Of course, we need to extend our gratitude to David, Toby, Sandy, David, Greg, Casey, Charles and Jennifer from the Nuclear museum—all of whom are working alongside us each step of the way, lending their expertise.

Sacrifice & Service:  The American Military Family will open on Memorial Day, 2014, and run through Labor Day at the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History in Albuquerque. The exhibit, much of it interactive, will illustrate the achievements of, and the issues faced by, the mothers and fathers, husbands and wives, sons and daughters, and other family members of the men and women who have served the nation’s military since World War II. Themes will include Pride, Culture, Loss, Sacrifice, Deployment, and Reunion, and will offer visitors an opportunity to share their own stories about when a loved one goes off to serve. » Read more

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