Virginia was born on March 4th, 1926 in Portsmouth, VA. She was a sophomore in high school when Pearl Harbor was attacked. She had a younger sister who was around five at the start of World War II. She graduated when she was seventeen and started attending USO dances where she met her future husband whom she would marry and start a family with post-war. Additionally, Virginia worked at a bank and was able to witness the economic boom that came with the war.
In this interview, Virginia retells her life during the war as a teenager. She describes the fun she had in post-war celebrations and the USO dances. She gives insight on FDR and even Winston Churchill sharing her views on both figures. Virginia recalls the work experience for women and various stories pertaining to her family including an aunt and cousins in Australia. She also shares her experience of writing and maintaining a relationship with two young men in the service.