Margaret Leis Hanna (Peg), born and raised in America, and Brunhilde Barron (Hilde), born and raised in Germany, met when Hilde cleaned house for theHanna's Ohio family. The two women, the same age, discussed their lives at lunchtimes and agreed that they didn't know how each other lived duringWWII.Brunhilde, a survivor, worked in a German china factory, came to the States as the wife of an American soldier, worked various jobs, and presently isan independent housekeeper. She is divorced, has four daughters and five grandchildren.Peg, a former teacher, is married with six children and six grandchildren. She is a published author with children's fiction for Sprite Press andleveled readers for Zaner-Bloser Publications. For the past ten years, Peg has edited, researched and combined Hilde's and her contrasting memoirs.Together they wrote their stories as children of the WWII generation.