Tribute: Three Lives Remembered

Tribute: Three Lives Remembered

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In 1932, a 15-year-old boy was transplanted from a small farm in northern Minnesota to a large hospital in Minneapolis. He had been diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma and was undergoing radiation treatments that produced pain and mind-wrenching homesickness. At the same time, another 15-year-old boy was fighting for his life in a hospital room not far from Erniea€™s. Tom had been forced to leave his home and was riding the rails, looking for work when he became sick. Thirteen years later, a second transplant occurred. This time it was Erniea€™s brother, Raymond (Fat), who left the Minnesota farm to serve in World War Two. Fata€™s letters home are replete with references to a brother with whom he shared a special bond while growing up together. Tribute: Th ree Lives Remembered is a story honoring the memories of three people whose worlds were both removed from and inextricably tied to each other. Ita€™s a story told through poignant letters that spoke consistently and longingly of hope for a return to the small farm in northern Minnesota and the people who lived there.What do you think about all the talk of war with Russia? The rumors are ... You wrote and asked me one time, Ed, if I couldpick up a few things for you over here, but you never did say what so let me know. ... How are you feeling now, Mom?

Title:Tribute: Three Lives Remembered
Author:Judythe Pearson Patberg
Publisher:iUniverse - 2013-09-09


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