The Rescue

This is Part 1 of The Rescue which is a continuation of San Pietro Rose posted previously in this blog. Parts 2 and 3 of the Rescue to follow in the coming weeks.

San Pietro Rose Part 1

Photograph from Ralph Hotchkiss archive: Captain Ralph Hotchkiss (Left – my Grandfather & Major Frank Pellegrin) Ravello, Italy March 1944. This is a historical non-fiction short story. It is based on song lyrics written by Major Frank Pellegrin about a doughfoot named Joe Maloney who meets an Italian girl named Rose after the US Army … More San Pietro Rose Part 1

San Pietro Rose

Photo: Major Ralph Hotchkiss and major Frank Pellegrin in Naples, Italy August, 1944. Photo taken by Sherman Montrose (ACME Photo) February 25, 2017 I have spent a great deal of time in the last year researching a specific topic that I had no idea fate would place in front of me. I’m speaking of the Italian Campaign of … More San Pietro Rose

A Dissertation on the Undesirability of the Quadrilaterals

Banish the use of the four-letter words Whose meanings are never obscure The Angels and Saxons, those bawdy old birds, Were vulgar, obscene, and impure. But cherish the use of the weaseling phrase That never says quite what you mean — You’d better be known for your hypocrite ways Than as ‘vulgar’, ‘obscene’, or ‘impure. … More A Dissertation on the Undesirability of the Quadrilaterals