My name is Eva Lee, I am a Southerner, a South Carolinian. Southerners tell stories and Southerners write. So, I wrote in my diary and I wrote letters. So y’all listen up, I have a story to tell…


In fact, there are several stories.

Each story reflects the turmoil of the world as shown through the lives of the American family.

From the tough times of the Great Depression, to fears of another war; from wartime service and sacrifice; to final victory and the homecoming of the boys – our American families went through it all.  You are invited to share their experiences in:
Dear Eva: A Play About World War II  ♦  Love in a Time of War  ♦  Lest We Forget  ♦  Merci, Yanks

Listen to a Valentine’s Day interview with Catherine Ladnier on WGCH radio.

“If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.”     
(Rudyard Kipling)

Mission Statement

Dear Eva strives to tell the stories of the Greatest Generation who lived, loved and sacrificed during the Great Depression and World War II. Their stories will be told through  the  letters  written to family and friends at a time when letter writing was both the primary means of communicating with those far away and a literary art. The letters are transformed into plays, revues and plain old story telling to pass on to a new generation the fears, joys and longing for a better world.

Upcoming Events

75th Anniversary Reunion of the Rohna Survivors Association

June 20-24, 2018
Crown Plaza Hotel
300 North Second Street
Memphis, Tennessee

To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the missile attack on the British military transport, the HMT Rohna, the Reunion will be held in Memphis, Tennessee. The sinking of the HMT Rohna is the worst at sea disaster in American history. More than 1,100 American servicemen perished. The largest unit on the Rohna was the 853rd Engineers Aviation Battalion, a new unit formed in Dyersburg, Tennessee.

The Theatre Company of the Dyersburg Historical Society will perform Apron Strings June 22 at 2:30. A talkback with the actors, survivors and family members will follow the performance.