~ A Valentine Love Note from Trudie McAfee
I always did have a soft spot in my heart for Daddy’s older brother, Uncle Chester — especially when he had a hangover after pining for his delicate Rose.
I figured if he was grumbling, it had to be better than singing sad songs to his own guitar all night out on the farm, with nobody to talk to but his flop-earred hound and the howling coyotes . . .
Valentine’s Day was not easy for him that winter of ’47. But I remember him ever fondly for his heart of gold, despite the grumbling. And his music is still a miracle to me.
From HAVENWOOD TALES Beginnings novel by D.J. Houston
Coming of Age Story – Life Lessons – Miracles – Inspirational Stories – Heartland America
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Treat yourself to some fun and nostalgia from Heartland America, featuring Trudie McAfee and her fascinating friends at the Havenwood School!
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“Since she hadn’t let Bobby and Teddy wear war paint, none of our Indians looked particularly savage, and I didn’t see any old veterans in the audience to get riled up about it if they had. I figured the churchgoers could favor the Pilgrims, regardless, and nobody would be reluctant to bow their heads for the Thanksgiving prayer . . . “
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