Suzy Manning, CEO of SUZYMANNING LLC and host of "Women Living Empowered Lives at Midlife" BlogTalk Radio interviews Teresa Irish, author of A Thousand Letters Home, the inspirational and life-affirming “Journey of the Letters.” One month after the 2006 death of her father, Aarol W. “Bud” Irish, Teresa opened his army trunk. There, nestled in row after row, were her dad’s nearly 1,000 letters from WWII. Visited only by him over the course of six decades, the letters were postmarked from Nov. 1942 to Dec. 1945. The fragile and yellowed pages were written to Bud’s parents and to the sweetheart who would later become his wife. A Thousand Letters Home is comprised of 320 of these poignant letters and 104 corresponding photographs.
Teresa retired in April, 2012 to devote her time to sharing the poignant message of “The Journey of the Letters” through speaking engagements and book events. Teresa’s engaging presentation reaches across generations with a little something for everyone. Her storytelling has audiences laughing, crying, singing and reminiscing. The presentation is a heartfelt tribute to America’s history, freedoms, family values, and a call to individual citizenship in today’s world. She has been featured at over 125 venues, and has appeared on ABC News, National Public Radio, Frontlines of Freedom, Military Author Radio, The National Defense, Veterans Radio, and Military Author Radio.