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Aunt Stella

Alone at home, I leaned back for a little Bach and classical rock.

A rap at the door, too urgent to Ignore, broke the spell. I peeked

through the hole and with no one there went back to my chair.


The sound continuing, I observed it was coming from the bottom

Of my door! It was Aunt Stella, in a wheel chair with her peg leg

Tapping “Open the door” in Morse code. Having been an encoder


As a WAC In the war, she was tapping out a message of dots and dashes

When a bomb flew in and she lost a limb. Enduring lore persists that she

Finished her message before they could carry her to the field hospital.




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suegwool
suegwool
2022年1月15日

Powerful, such an interesting tack. Love this....

いいね!

galbraith.susan
galbraith.susan
2022年1月14日

Brave lady, and a great story. Thank you!

いいね!

Whoa...fascinating story well-told! Aunt Stella was quite a hero 🎖️

いいね!
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