Buster, the football hero turned fly boy WW11 pilot with an ego to match. Finds a turning point in his life that changes his views on humanity. How his family dynamics impact his life and intertwine with letters home.
Lisa Reinicke is the majority holder of Our House Publications and author of 4 published children’s picture books for sale on Amazon and independent book stores. Lisa was honored with the Mom's Choice Gold Award for lifetime literary excellence for her children's book "Wings and Feet in 2017. She is a storyteller and author of 35 children’s stories appearing on local TV shows, elementary schools, and bookstores. The stories have been published in 3 collective recordings for distribution for A Goodnight Sleep Company. She also produced online (virtual) training for service advisors and technicians. Lisa served as head writer and on-camera talent in the videos. Her books are entertaining yet focus on social issues that engage children and parents to discuss. Her four children were all uniquely different ranging from physical differences, adoption, and physiological disorders that lead her following experts in each field to help children overcome the stigma around being different.
Lisa passionately works raising money for charities that improve children’s lives physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
It was August 1945 When Dad left his home as a new pilot on the C-47.
He was a newlywed, just married right before he shipped out.
He had never been outside of his comfort zone in the heartland of Oklahoma, Texas, and Arkansas. Those were his people.
His new wife bravely held back tears until she turned to leave him. He respectfully hid his own tears from falling.
But then anguish comes bursting out when we are alone. We only have ourselves that can cradle our heart.
We don't know what the goodbye entails. Is it today, tomorrow, or forever.
We somehow think that saying goodbye on a regular day is ok, but that goodbye may be the last and we would have missed a final hug.
In 1945 goodbye for Mom and Dad was war torn. Now it was my turn for war and I was letting go of a son again for war.
We all can relate to the hurt of saying goodbye to someone we love. For me this letter brings back memories of when we took our oldest son, to Marine Corps boot camp and then our youngest son to serve in a Marine Corps tour in Iraq. I held it together while saying goodbye with hugs, smiles, and encouragement. When out of sight, the tears burst and I made that grotesque face, the one you make when you turn your mouth inside out and your eyes squeeze tight in your sorrow. You get that ugly cry face that is much more than a cry, it becomes a wailing that is inside trapped deep within your soul. No sound comes out. No tears stream down because the anguish is stuck and will not leave.