It’s been delightful to receive selfies of people with Leora’s stories. This was the first one, a son of Louise Hartman, who has been an encourager since the beginning. She said he read Leora’s Letters in just one day.
Bob and Dick Scar are the two older sons of Darlene Wilson Scar, whose twin was Dale Wilson, one of the three brothers lost during the war. Bob (born on page 285 of Leora’s Letters) bought all of of those copies and donated them! He sent them to fellow Marine veterans and friends and gave a copy to whoever wanted one. Dick, my only older cousin (born on page 78), received his copy as a gift.
I hope Jerry was reading and not dozing. Wintering in Florida.
I met Rifet as a 5-year-old when I visited Bosnia with his Aunt Zlatka and family in 2001. Even then, Rifet tried so hard to communicate with me. Since then, he’s become bilingual and has been a delight to correspond with (through Instant Messaging).
Jay received a copy for Christmas.
Rod read the first book in Florida, the second one back in northern Iowa. (Then he visited the Dallas County Freedom Rock at Minburn!)
Darren Gilbert is the author of a delightful family-friendly book called Adirondack Bear Tales: True Bear Encounters in the North Woods, and a good sport for the selfie! (He also reviewed it on Amazon, etc.)
Ramiz and Ferida are entrepreneurs who came to Iowa two decades ago as refugees of the Bosnian war. We were among their ESL teachers and they took us to dinner at the Machine Shed Restaurant (which carries autographed copies of the Leora books).
Ladies must be more shy, but here is Mary in her “queen chair.”
Excellent testimonials! A picture is worth a thousand words!
They were fun surprises!
Great idea! Thumbs up to all who provided pictures.
The ladies seem to be more shy about it. hmmm
How fun, Joy!
Women tend to send photos of a book on their lap or a coffee table. One sent hers on the steering wheel of her tractor cab while she was waiting for a load of soybeans!
What a fun post! I loved the book selfies. Bravo to Bob Scar for buying and donating all those copies!
Cousin Bob was a Marine pilot in Vietnam, now a retired Delta pilot, so he’s got contacts around the world!
Loved all the photos, and Bob’s kindness is beyond wonderful!
He certainly has been wonderful support! His mother’s twin was one of the brothers who was lost, and has never been found. Both Bob and his uncle were combat pilots.
Great fun post! I have a copy and never thought of taking a picture 🙂
I’ve never thought of it either. Is it because we girls would have to fix our faces and hair, and the guys can even wear a cap? ha