I have news that the CIA library has released my grandmothers unpublished (lost) manuscript and expect a copy of it soon. (Thank you Scott Hodes)
How did it end up in the possesion of the CIA? I hope to answer that question.
Since I have at least a partial copy of one version and a nearly full copy of the another version (seemed she re-typed the story at least twice,) it will be interesting to compare the two complete versions.
It is a grand idea to publish her work, (unpublished manuscript), at least on the internet. Then I could help to accomplish what she didn't see in her life.
Rest in peace dear dear grandmother,
your love did not return void.
portrait she had sent to her sweetheart
John DeLawder while he served in France
in World War I
Copyright ©Alice Kramer 2012
P.S. The manuscript did arrive! Fortunately it is the first version she wrote. The CIA preserved her work. No indication how it ended up in the library but the manuscript is complete.