Home is Where the Movers Leave You: An Army Family Saga from ROTC to Retirement (Paperback)

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Home is Where the Movers Leave You: An Army Family Saga from ROTC to Retirement brings home the hardships, happiness, and humor in caring for a family of six while supporting a career military spouse over several decades of marriage. Through family Christmas newsletters, readers meet a twenty-year-old newlywed who is married to a nineteen-year-old ROTC Auburn University undergraduate. Marilyn House then shares the couple's experiences from 1973 to 2019, amusing and educating readers with a front-line view of the domestic side of military life. Her dynamic family grows from two to six as the family moves cross-country and internationally. Before retirement, the family lived in Alabama, North Carolina, Oklahoma, West Germany, Kansas, Georgia, Rhode Island, Virginia, and Korea. As a military wife, House supported her high-spirited husband while having her own adventures adjusting to new stations and raising four bright, busy daughters. Anecdotes include embarrassing moments in front of superior officers, Army hostess bloopers, living in a Quonset hut with young children, shipping a 125-pound dog around the world, and much more. In Home is Where the Movers Leave You, Marilyn House opens her giant heart and all of her homes throughout the years to share an authentic account of military family life and, most of all, marriage as it should be. Home is Where the Movers Leave You is an ideal read and perfect gift for veterans, active duty soldiers, military couples, and military extended families. No stranger to writing and publishing, Retired Colonel House chimes in from time to time to give "his side" of certain stories. His titles include non-fiction works Why War? Why and Army? and Wolfhounds and Polar Bears: The American Expeditionary Force in Siberia, 1918-1920. House also penned futuristic fiction novel Raider's War. Marilyn and John House serve a variety of non-profit organizations and volunteer at the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center near Fort Benning in Columbus, Georgia.



Product Details
ISBN: 9781970037289
ISBN-10: 1970037288
Publisher: Crippled Beagle Publishing
Publication Date: November 13th, 2019
Pages: 370
Language: English