Yo, I'm what you call the family GODFATHER on this site, I self-proclaimed myself
a few years bac. I figured my family needed a family leader to give them wisdom on family matters but I quickly
found out, they ALL-KNEW-IT-ALL, so that went out the window. lol . I joined facebook two
years ago in conjunction with starting this site so the whole family could get involved in the Dear Cass I Love You project,
but that quickly went out the window. lol. I pretty much offed most of them from my Facebook page.
lol. I kept asking '' have you read the site yet?'' and most of them replied, I'm to busy or it's sad or i dont
have a computer'-- one excuse after another. [There are definitely a few exceptions]. Now here it is, more
then two years later, and I'm wondering why why why I'm doing this, still building the site. I guess I'm at the
point of no return. lol. Sometimes I think I need therapy to find out why I'm doing this project. lol This
site is now dedicated to my mother [Cass] and Father [Dutch], our passed relatives, friends and the cast
of characters that struggled through WW 2. The truth is when you read the letters, it's like bringing them
back to life at the age of 21 and your grandparents are even younger then you. Now that's scary. lol.
Knowing all of their futures, knowing how they all turned out, and knowing how they all died, Now that's sad,
but like any sad movie or book you can bring them back to life, again and again, by reading the letters over and over, and
looking at the pictures of when they were young. To me that's kind of comforting, seeing them through the years. I
believe it will keep their spirits alive for centuries to come, in cyber space, just like Romeo & Juliet. lol
My name is James Afred Hildenbrand the last one born of Cass & Dutch's
five children: Kathleen, born Nov. 1942, Kathleen was named after my Mother. Carol, born Nov. 1943, Carol
was named after my Father. Carl, born July 1947, Carl also was named after my Father.
,Eric, born March 1949. Eric was named after My Uncle [see Eric's room]. And yours truly, THE LONE WOLF, born July
1952. On my birth certificate, it read "Gregory." Even today, I can't figure-out
that one out, lol, but i guess Pop won, so i was called James after my grandfather, Pop Rush. That created a special
bond between us -- I loved being around that guy. He made me laugh, while he made everyone else misserable.
This is a test. The Godfather will soon be semi-retired. All future postings
will be handled, in cooperation with the Goddfather, by " The Henchman"