NOTE TO OUR LISTENERS: THE DAY WE RECORDED THE INTERVIEW WITH THE WHIPPS, BLOGTALKRADIO FAILED TO RECORD IT AND ACTUALLY AIR IT LIVE. DESPITE US BEING LIVE ON THE AIR AND EVERYTHING SHOWING THAT IT WAS WORKING PROPERLY, BLOGTALKRADIO FAILED TO RECORD ONE WORD OF OUR INTERVIEW. WE ARE NOT HAPPY ABOUT THIS AND ARE LEAVING THIS UP AS A TESTIMENT TO SHOW THAT BLOGTALKRADIO FAILS TO PROVIDE PERFECT SERVICE MUCH OF THE TIME. IF YOU LISTEN TO THIS SHORT SHOW ALL IT IS IS OUR BUMPER MUSIC, WHICH MIRACULOUSLY BLOGTALKRADIO ACTUALLY DID AIR. AS A RESULT WE WASTED OUR 94 YEAR OLD GUESTS TIME, AS WELL AS OUR OWN. WE ARE HOPING TO GET THEM BACK FOR ANOTHER INTERVIEW AND THEN WE WILL JUMP THROUGH MASSIVE HOOPS TO RECORD A BACKUP SINCE BLOGTALKRADIO IS NOT A RELIABLE SERVICE.
'Til We Meet Again: A Memoir of Love and War by Ray and Betty Whipps.
Ray and Betty Whipps both served in Europe during WWII: Ray as an infantryman under General Patton in the trenches of Normandy, Paris, and Belgium, and Betty as a field nurse in Cherbourg, France. The two met when Betty tended to Ray after he was injured in a mortar blast. Both strong Christians, the two bonded over their shared faith, and as Betty nursed Ray back to health, they fell in love and vowed to marry after the war. However, soon after Ray returned to his unit, he was captured by German forces and held captive in Stalag VII, Germany’s largest prisoner of war camp. It was there that Ray’s faith was put to the ultimate test as he endured the most horrific weeks of his life?weeks marked by brutality, malnutrition, back-breaking labor, and near-constant death. The only thing that kept him alive was the dream of someday reuniting with Betty.