ABOUT Marilyn Celeste Morris

marilyn celeste morris
Although she was raised as a Military Brat, Marilyn Celeste Morris was born in her grandfather’s house in Toronto, Texas, a small Southern Pacific Railroad Section six miles west of Alpine. Perhaps as an omen of what would be the next twenty years of her life, the railroad’s abandonmen More...



As one of the first dependents to be sent overseas at the end of WWII, eight-year old Marilyn Celeste Morris received her very own orders from The War Department, From Seoul, Korea, to Linz, Austria,she traversed theblobe from 1938 to 1958 withe her Army Officer father, mother and younger brothers. Between assignments in the primitve world of the Far East, to the sublime luxury of exploring castles in Bavarika, the family shuttled between the various Stateside Forts: Bragg, Riley, Hood and Sill. Someyimes hilarious, somettimes gut wrenchibngly sad, her narrative is part travelogue, part therapy session. Sbhe still cries at "Taps" and stands tall when the colors pass; yet she realizes she carries an odd mixture of pride andd resentment over her nomadic way of life. Her conclusion, however,. is that the wouldn't have it any other way. Once a Brat,Always a Brat. The second portion of this book has been called, "A field manual for understanding Military Brats." We are a lost tribe, who are constantly seeking a permanent home. Stoies from other Brats are also included with her impression of "why we are the way we are."