Honor Flight – Journey of a Lifetime

Originally published in the Aiken Standard, April, 23, 2012.

The Beginning

The youngest was 83. The oldest was 98. The average age was 88.

One hundred of the Palmetto State’s members of the Greatest Generation began to fill the Columbia Metropolitan airport before daybreak on Wednesday. They wore matching red jackets, and many donned black ball caps emblazoned with “World War II Veteran” in gold lettering.

Idella Bodie – Of Mysteries, Secrets and Ghosts

Originally published in Easy Street Magazine.

In her neatly decorated office, one wall is adorned with framed copies of letters, poems and scribbled drawings.

Some are from close friends, others from noted authors. They include messages from the likes of Ogden Nash, Archibald Rutledge and Pearl S. Buck. They are all personal communiqués to Idella Bodie, teacher and writer.