Hi Kids. Memorial Day has a special meaning for all of us, many personal. I recall vividly the Korean Conflict, life as a pilot’s wife Strategic Air Command, 301st Air Refueling Squadron. We lost friends who were shot down or captured or damaged in physical and mental ways too dreadful to speak of. My husband returned mission after mission unscathed, thank God, and when he opted out of service after giving his time and effort, two years later we wanted to go back to the life only to find our time had expired. We were civilians forever more.
This week will be my last eight of She Never Said Yes. Thank you all for your support and generous comments. I’m so close to finishing and hope some of you will read the story when it’s released in June.
Last week my hero Danny Wilson redeemed himself by calling Joy to apologize. A tornado brought the lines down and his telegram was delayed. By the time she received the telegram, his unit had moved from the barracks to another Air Force Base. He phones her several times. Each time her father answers to say Joy isn’t there, don’t call. So he writes a letter.
excerpt in eight:
Mr. Davison answered the phone and before Danny even said hello, Joy’s father’s voice resonated across the line, “She’s not here,” the message loud and clear, call no more.
One more go at reaching the love of his life, Danny wrote a letter.
My Dearest Joy, I hope, in the future, we’ll laugh about the tornado that caused us to delay our wedding. I’ve called a bunch of times but your father keeps saying you’re not home and just now he said I shouldn’t call anymore so here I am writing a quick letter short and sweet like you, my love.
Anyway, I can’t wait to hold you in my arms. Your loving, Danny.
He found a clean envelope, licked stamps, pressed them down hard and ran out to post the letter in the closest mailbox.
The young Lieutenant wondered if a heart breaks all at once or does it splinter in little pieces over time. A good student, he settled in to read the assignment and lost in the information about flying the big bird, he absorbed what he’d need to know in case of emergency.
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