First, Dad's an Aspie. He's not a lovey dovey, affectionate kind of guy. He's also not much of a conversationalist. So, while many of my friends have heard their parent's stories of leaving the "old country" during the war, I got none of that. I couldn't even get basic medical info out of him, like what kind of cancer my mother had, or what happened to his eye (he doesn't see in 3D). Well, I was visiting with him today, before he heads back north, and he started to show off a document his wife typed out. It's his diary!!!!!!!!!!!! From 1944! (I got to see the original too!) It recounts about 4 years worth of their travels. About 76 handwritten pages - 19 single spaced Arial 12pt. I am so excited, I could barely contain myself. FINALLY some personal family history! I can't wait to read it and translate it! Oh, and he's paying for my vacation to NY and VT this summer - YAY!