Creating Fiction From History: 3/2/2022


Henrietta Asburges was born in Nichols, Iowa, just before the turn of the previous century, on the 15th of April 1899. This small town in South-Eastern Iowa was surrounded by farmsteads. Being of German heritage, even in those early days, the Asburges were looked at with some suspicion when they set up a small farmstead on the outskirts of the farming community.

Henrietta, or Retta as she became fondly known, was thus in her 19th year on this Good Earth when War broke out in Europe. Fortunately, neither Retta nor her family was directly affected by the conflict. However, because of their...

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