You’re snug in bed under the covers, fast asleep. Suddenly your ringtone jars you awake. Then you remember: You’re on call for the Red Cross. There’s been a fire. You jump into your clothes and head out into the frigid night. You see the smoke even before you arrive at the chaotic scene. You hone…… Continue reading Safe and Sound
Another war. Alma had seen too many of her young relatives go to war, she thought, starting with her son Henry during World War II. Somehow they’d all come home alive, but each in some way wounded. The physical wounds were the most obvious, and, it seemed, the easiest to treat. As often as possible…… Continue reading Voices From Home
If you’re like me, there’s at least one person on your holiday gift list who’s hard to buy for. Every year, you search – on line or on foot – for the perfect gift. Even then, you might not be sure you got it right. You just hope it means something to the recipient. There…… Continue reading Give Something That Means Something
Alma had just received a letter from her son. It left her feeling relieved and broken-hearted at the same time. He was writing from Korea to tell her he was okay. But he was writing from a MASH unit! He’d been wounded, he wrote, and had needed a blood transfusion. “But he’s okay,” Alma kept…… Continue reading Give Your Lifeblood!