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read an amazing American adventure, True Grit, followed by the inspiring true story of 1776. Every book chosen has brought lively discussions, and of course ideas for the next book. Thank you, Glenna and our regular attendees; Norma Rambo, Jim Long, George Johnson, Stan Stewart, Martin Cody, Neil Ferguson and David Kaetzel!

Glenna Orr's Third Visit to Newtown, CT

the Navy Air Cadets.  When he reported two weeks later for another physical, he didn’t pass because of his eyes.  So Robert decided to join the US Army.  Every branch was now covered by the Webb family.  He had his basic training at Camp Livingston, LA (the snakiest place in the country)!  After three short assignments, Robert was sent overseas.  Rumor had it, they would go aboard the QEII, but instead they went on a...  READ MORE HERE

formats, to include large print and audio, so that all can participate. They just finished the great depression (the book was The Forgotten Man, by Amity Shlaes), and are now moving on to The Associate by John Grisham. This is a resident-driven activity; the residents are the ones who pick the theme. On April 25th residents Emmy Lu Daly and Joe Nesnow did a live theater performance from the book “Love Letters” by A. R. Gurney...

AFRH-W Resident Highlight - Robert Webb

Glenna’s book club

...​I would also like to acknowledge the efforts of Christine Baldwin, our librarian, who continues to provide a tremendous variety of materials. Her support of the resident book club (with Glenna Orr) has been wonderful. We have approximately a dozen residents who participate, and each month they select a new book to read. The theme varies, but the book selected has to be available in all

Robert Webb was born in West Virginia in coal mining country.  He is one of nine children; seven boys and two girls.  He excelled in football and baseball during high school.  Robert knew he would be drafted into World War II (two of his brothers had joined the US Air Force, one the US Navy and one the US Marine Corps), so he took the C-12 test and passed the mental and physical test to join

By Christine Baldwin  |  Posted: February 29, 2020

By Christine Baldwin  |  Posted: Wednesday, January 31, 2018

​Beginning last year, Glenna Orr brought her skills and background as a career public school teacher and reading specialist to AFRH-W to start an ongoing book club here. So far we have read Team of Rivals, The Davinci Code and Lion in the White House. As our book club begins a new year, we will 

From the AFRH-W Acting Administrator

​On May 12, 2016, author Glenna Orr stopped by to chat with library staff about her new book Courage From The Heart, a story about the Angels of Bataan, Navy nurses from World War II.

Courage From The Heart Book Talk

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By Michael Bayles  |  Posted: Wednesday, April 30, 2018

Corps, and a mother and her two young children. The story details the career of Louise’s aunt, who was a nurse serving in the Philippines during World War 2. With meaningful illustrations, this book serves as a history lesson, not just for children, but anyone who reads it. The comments and questions from the residents that followed her presentation were precise, genuine, and so familiar to all who were in attendance. Glenna, a career public school teacher and reading specialist, has worked in the Department of Defense Dependents Schools (DoDDS) schools, among other places. During her research for the book, Glenna worked with resident Norma Rambow, who afterwards gave an endorsement. After the talk, Glenna gave each resident a signed copy of her book. 

​Glenna C. Orr came to the AFRH-W to share her new children’s book “Courage from the Heart” with residents. This intergenerational book deals with the interaction of Louise, a retired nurse in the U.S. Navy 

By Christine Baldwin  |  Posted: Thursday, October 31, 2016

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