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Installment 11: The Corner Trumpet

Twenty-one December 1942   Charlie left again as quickly as he had come. The days marched toward Christmas, another Christmas without Charlie. Mama was nervous, Daddy listened to the radio, the girls fussed about decorating the house. I heard Mama and Daddy talking early one morning, the way they did. Mama didn’t feel much like […]

Installment 2: The Corner Trumpet

In the first installment, set in 1971, Bill Byler returned to the small town of his childhood in northeastern Arkansas in search of the answer to unfinished business. This installment begins with a flashback to Bill at age nine. We hear the segments from the 1940s in Bill’s first person childhood voice. (Two chapters a […]