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DANCING WITH THE STARS

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DANCING WITH THE STARS

Sometimes I sit in wonder,
Thinking about
All the stories
I so fondly
Remember from Uncle
Walter; telling me
About his experiences during WWII, oh so many 
Years ago.

There were so many stories of considerable note but
Only the ones where he danced with many of

Those movie “starlets” at the
“Hollywood Canteen” still brings joy to my heart for him.
Each time he was there, many of those beautiful women

Sought his handsome and genteel 6’4” company on the dance floor.
Then out of the hundreds of G.I’s on the dance floor,
Ava Gardner ran up to him saying “Hello Walter, I saw you when you came in the door!”
Receiving a permanent war disability and never married, Walter made it to 2011.
Somehow, I want to believe Walter and Ava are now dancing on the stairway to heaven.


By John Trusty for the acrostic, “stairway to the stars” contest. 

This a true story about the second of many more times Walter danced with Ava Gardner at the “Hollywood Canteen.” Walter must have been one hell of a memorable dancer.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2012

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Date: 10/20/2013 10:22:00 AM
Beautiful memories to share of Walter. So happy I read this today. :)
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Date: 11/20/2012 11:14:00 AM
Memories ahhhh Light & Love
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Date: 10/28/2012 4:19:00 AM
Enjoyed reading your memory of your uncle..Such a grand man that he must have been..I am glad that I chose this one to read today..Sara
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Date: 5/29/2012 8:45:00 PM
so very lovely and such a dedication is grand!
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Date: 3/26/2012 10:34:00 AM
What a great way to preserve memories of you uncle - in a beautiful poem. Hope you did well in the contest.
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