The

"Dear Ed"

 

Project

47 letters. To Lt. Ed, from Konny.

The year is 1958...

After happening upon a series of letters in an antique shop in The West Bottoms, all addressed to the same person, dated 1958-1959, I became fascinated by their story. I dove into each of Konny Kyhn's letters to Lt. Ed Dieckman, intrigued by the blossoming of their long-distance relationship and the historical and cultural ties that connected them. 

Join me in learning about:

Konny, a witty Kappa Delta Education major at William and Mary College (Class of 1959) from Richmond, VA

and

Lt. Ed Dieckman, a bright Marine from Independence, MO who traveled the world serving his country

and

life in the late 50s

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