The Pittsfield Pilgrim 

July, 2017

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Nella and Mike Hobson, Publishers

Editor: We asked our friend Carolyn Emerson to share a little about herself.

 Born in Peabody, Mass., I grew up in Derry, N.H., attending grammar school and junior high school there and then graduating from Pinkerton Academy. I have two sons, Michael, a 20-year Marine, who lives in Hawaii, and Mitch, who served in the Army. My first husband served in the Air Force for 20 years, and my second husband served in the Army for 20 years. As you can see, my family is steeped in military service

I accepted Christ in the Mojave Desert of all places! While my husband served in the Air Force, we were stationed at a rocket site at Edwards Air Force Base, Cal. While he was in Viet Nam, I attended cosmetology school. During my time as an Air Force wife, I lived in various places including Mississippi, Michigan, California and Maine. When my husband served on Iwo Jima, I came back to Londonderry.

I also enjoyed visiting my sister in Florida, whose husband was in the Navy. I met many wonderful people during our time in the Air Force, and always felt that your home is where you make it no matter where that is