Dana Ehlinger’s interest in family genealogy was sparked by the mystery of her unknown uncle, Robert Early Willson Jr. When she found the hidden trove of his letters, she embarked on her own journey to find out the story of Early’s life. Letters from My Son, A Texas Boy’s Journey to the RAF shares Early’s triumphs and losses amid the background of the Depression and the start of World War II. Dana lives in New Orleans, LA where she is a two time Rotarian of the Year, Louisiana State University (BA-Physical Geography) and Delta Gamma Alumnae, and manages an architectural firm and animation support 'render farm'company. In her spare time she is a world traveler and pursues a variety of hobbies much like her Uncle Early Willson.
The"Globe" which is mentioned and pictured in our book, "Letters From My Son", was a great influence in the writing of the book. It became a common link between me and the young man that I came to know only from a legacy that he left behind. We both had physically turned and twirled and studied and, ultimately, ironically, we both connecgted through that "Globe" over the course of half of a century.