It may be just a coincidence, but we think it’s serendipity that the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History released the first press announcement about our summer-long exhibit on the very day we were setting up for our film presentation of “Brown Babies” at the South Broadway Cultural Center in Albuquerque. “Brown Babies: the Mischlingskinder” documentary is our Museum’s first big event done in partnership with other entities such as the City of Albuquerque, the Kirtland Federal Credit Union, Don Chalmers Ford, and the Residence Inn of Marriott, and our exhibit at the Nuclear Museum, opening on May 26, will be our second big event and by far the biggest in our short history. That both events received press attention on the same day shows that our stars are aligning. Read the rest of this entry »
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:
Ms. Morris’s website with information regarding her novels and one other self-help book can be found at MarilynCelesteMorrisAuthorAndEditor.blogspot.com/
Circe Woessner, Executive Director
Museum of the American Military Family