I know it has been long in coming, but here are a few responses to those who have graciously written. To the Vets…Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Ah yes…the red-headed waffle woman. No further interaction there. Thanks for writing Mr. Cryptographer.
Go Beaufort High…!
Some people claim there is too much detail, while others say they can close their eyes and feel like they are in the scene. Isn't that what it's all about?
The Russian words are the phonetic spellings. From that, you should be able to sound out the words. The Russian alphabet is so much different than ours. Here is a phrase for John; ... Nyet, spaseeba…it means, No thank you.
Speed, I hope your eyes heal so that reading is not such a task.
I do appreciate it when you relay a story from your own life. I have learned long ago that everyone has a story to tell. They just need someone to take the time to listen. All lives have value. No life is boring.