Friday, October 29, 2010

I Get Mail...

This is the kind of mail that keeps you going on rough days:

Dear Sr. A few year's ago I heared a book and the voice has got to be yours. I've been to your web directory but just can't find it. I even went to my Indianapolis Library where I had gotten it. They can;t even find it. Your my last hope of ever finding my all time book. The book had on it's cover a young slim very tanned pilot of ww2 that flew off an aircraft carrier then lost his route then rain out of fuel. The pilot and 2 other planes that went down with him they servived apx 15 to 20 days on a life raft. My dad lost both legs on Iwo Jima, I've got photo's of him with Ira Hayes so a true story like this means a lot. Me and my wife are team truck drivers 30 books a month. I'm purchase several then put them on my ipod. I If you can please send me the name of that book.

Best regards David...

He's referring to The Raft by Robert Trumbull, one of my all-time favorite books, too--a beautifully written story of heroism and survival during WWII. It's always wonderful to hear that the stories we tell mean so much to people...


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  2. That kind of thing does keep you going on rough days. Very glad that David took the time to write you, to let you know that your work affected him as deeply as it affected you.
    --Xe Sands