[A recent letter to Bob and Della Holloway]
“Dear Bob and Della, I finally finished [Baited Trap, the Ambush of Mission 1890]. Probably one of the hardest reads I have ever done since I know you both personally. Many nights I had to put the book down because I couldn’t see through my tears. Della, you are a very courageous and gutsy woman!!!!!! I admire you for all you did. I don’t know how you kept your sanity all those years, but Faith is a great thing.”
“And Bob, as I was reading with complete awe, I would “TRY” and read certain things to [my husband], but my emotions got the better of me and told him to read it himself. Who knew? You look at people you have known for years, and yet there is always a story that you don’t know about. The way [Baited Trap was written], I felt I was with you on this horrible journey all the way. I had such a heavy heart reading this book, but then thought about the outcome and what two wonderful people you are. You are both heroes in your own way.”
“Bob, I have always told you no one says the Pledge of Allegiance like you. Now I know why. I cry at the National Anthem (I’m Italian, what can I say!) I’m sure the next time the Pledge comes up I will let the tears flow. I am so very happy that I was able to read this book. Your children and grandchildren must be just so proud of the two of you. I know I am. Love, M.
P.S The next time I see a ham and cheese sandwich I know exactly what I will be visualizing!!!!!! “