Called to Act

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  • Among the treasures in a box of old family papers, I found a series of letters from a great-aunt who was serving as a hostess in a rest house in Virginia during World War I. She was a lady unused to working for a living, but her husbandhad dropped dead one day at the bank where he worked, and she had to find a way to support herself. She had opened a home for soldiers and sailors, many of whom were terribly homesick, some of them just back from the front with permanent disabilities.