Join (Free!) | Login  

     Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
   Services MarketPlace (Free to post!)
Where Authors and Readers come together!


Featured Authors:  Maria Daddino, iR.E.E.S Blogs Linda Smith, Publisher, iAl Moe, iWilliam Guy, iLindsey Webster, iStan Law (aka Stanislaw Kapuscinski), iKarin Fleischhaker-Griffin, i

  Home > Memoir > Stories
Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Alan D Busch

· Become a Fan
· Contact me
· Success story
· Books
· Articles
· Poetry
· News
· Stories
· Blog
· Messages
· 190 Titles
· 221 Reviews
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
Member Since: Feb, 2008

Alan D Busch, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.

Featured Book
Aces and Knaves
by Alan Cook

Karl Patterson is surprised when his father, founder of a successful software company comes to him for help, and he doesn't realize what he's getting into...  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

Featured Book
The Inner Workings of a Septic Tank System
by al squitieri,sr

The Inner workings of a septic tank system and how to keep it working!..  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

Share    Print  Save   Become a Fan

These Are the People ... Aunt Sally Rose (UNDER CONSTRUCTION)
By Alan D Busch
Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Rated "G" by the Author.

Share this with your friends on FaceBook

My Aunt Sally Rose was a WW2 mom who lost her first son ...


Always of a cheery disposition with a pretty smile, my great Aunt Sally, my grandma's younger sister, was a lady whose English accent attracted me to her.


Her husband, Uncle Dick Rose, had passed away a few years before. His was the first funeral I ever attended, quite remarkable actually because of his open casket, ordinarily not a Jewish funerary custom.
Her house was a wonderous place, an all brick bungelow on the south side of St. Louis, in which as young children we spent a fair deal of time. It was a virtual shrine to her late son, Clifford, who had been killed at the Battle of the Bulge.

I remember his picture atop Aunt Sally's fireplace mantle, a handsome Errol Flynn type, dashing with a pencil thin moustache and outfitted in his cleanly pressed and starched U.S Army uniform.

As a child, I didn't then, but I do now understand Aunt Sally's veneration of her Clifford, and she took a patriotic pride in his utimate sacrifice and proudly displayed a sign on her front door that she was a mom whose son had given his all for our country.


One other thing that endeared me to Aunt Sally's house was that she had a small framed photo of my mom and dad on one of her end tables. I couldn't fathom why but it did make me feel good.



Want to review or comment on this short story?
Click here to login!

Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!

Compilation of Escorts and Clients by D.E.Z. Butler

This book is about the clients and escorts who once were part of Professional Escorts of Marin County, California. The timeframe was from 1974 until 1990. The escort service was f..  
Featured BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

What Day Is It? A Family's Journey Through Traumatic Brain Injury by Rebekah Vandergriff

This is not your usual story of recovery, that presents a crushing blow endured by one more car accident. Becky Dyer a professional model travels from the runway of a fashion show ..  
Featured BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us

Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.