Many of you have reached out to ask about “The Note in the Coat…” that we first aired on KMBZ yesterday afternoon. There have been few stories in my broadcasting career that have been more meaningful or impactful than that of 83 year old Irene Sobolevskais. I sat down with Irene for 2 hours this week to record an audio history Legacy Recording for her family. And wow- what a story it is. I asked permission, and they readily agreed, that I could share her tale with you here. Her story is called “The Note in the Coat”… It is a harrowing story of survival that began in German-occupied Latvia during World War 2. The note is very real. The note is 75 years old and survived bombings and shootings and five years in a “Displaced Person’s Camp” in Western Germany. Because of the kindness of complete strangers- the note saved Irene’s life and eventually brought her to safety in the United States. You can listen to Irene’s story, in her own words, by clicking here. Please listen- she is a living history book and an absolute treasure. I wanted you to see a photo of Irene holding ‘The Note in the Coat’- as well as an old picture of her family on the ship that brought them to safety in New York City. I can’t imagine a better gift to ALL of us on this Thanksgiving week. Thank you Irene you are always in my heart!