This eighty-six-year-old grandmother writes
true stories of hilarious situations and
extraordinary people she has encountered.
Beginning with the start of World War II, when
she was sixteen years old, Alice Breon describes
what it was like coming of age during the war
The stories span twenty-five years and include
the romance and marriage to Byron, a career air
force officer. The many places they lived
provided material for anecdotes about people
who touched their lives, including a close
friendship with a Japanese dance teacher.
Interwoven in the memoirs are descriptions of changing dress and hairstyles
and social customs, the advent of television, and society’s gradual acceptance
of the housewife’s choice to work outside the home. Alice is currently writing
a sequel, which takes us through the next forty-five years filled with more
In 1994, Alice, who was then a widow in her seventies, met Woody and a
friendship blossomed into romance. Alice and Woody live in State College,
Pennsylvania. They recently celebrated their fifteenth wedding anniversary.