It isn't easy being a one-eyed Teddy Bear because nobody wants you. That wasn't the case in 1954 when siblings, Julie and Kathie unpacked the Christmas toys at their grandfather's store in Iowa. Kathie wanted the one-eyed-bear even if he was not perfect.
Published: April 29, 2012.
Nonfiction » History » War
War crept silently into my life when most little girls enjoy playing jacks and jumping rope; when the soft echoes of the past dance upon early adolescent innocents. Yes, World War II came softly into my life.
Sometimes, the best teachers aren't teachers at all. They come in all sizes, shapes, and ages. This one came from the middle of Iowa, in the mid-1950's, to fix roller skates. Oh, the things he taught for a lifetime of treasures.
War is never fair and Afghanistan is a long way from sunny California. Jason knew the first time he met Karyn in the book store that she was unique. They soon found that war is an enemy and so is time. Love will find a way home.