Tuesday, December 15, 2009


The None But The Brave comic reminded me of this article I saved from long ago and I don't remember where it's from
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My mother's best friend was Florence Crames. She was always Aunt Florence to me. Her uncle Charles Crames was a WW1 soldier for whom a square is named for in the Bronx. The bare-chested soldier on the last page I always thought could be her brother Charles who was named for her uncle. He saw plenty of action in the Pacific and I was always fascinated by the riveting stories Florence told of his experiences.
One story was how her mother woke up from a nightmare with a wide gray streak in her hair. It was after she had a dream of an intense battle Charles was in. Sure enough on that very night he was in such a battle.

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