Her story is that she is one of the first military spouses to be able to send an email to her husband serving on the USS Nimitz. Prior to email communication with our spouse while he/she was out to sea was nearly impossible. Snail mail was sporadic and telegraph messages were used only in emergency situations. The use of email was a giant leap forward in communication.
When I paint these pieces I think of my life and the struggles communicating with my husband while he was on maneuvers or deployed. It was always a challenge. I am so glad it is easier for families today...still a challenge to be separated...but nice to be able to communication.
I will be posting the completed piece soon I hope!