Thursday, May 24, 2007

Yellow butterflies and the tomb of the unknown

Whether the search term includes Memorial Day or Decoration Day or unknown soldier accompanying yellow butterflies or merely yellow butterflies by itself, it's at this time of year that some combination of these terms brings people to my site. Here are links to yellow butterflies one, yellow butterflies two, and yellow butterflies three. I always think of this story along about now, too, and I can still hear the voice of the radio announcer who used to read it (or perhaps recite it from memory; it seems to have been a long declamation piece). It always sounded as though he made it to the end of the story with great difficulty. It certainly does stick in the memory. This text is available for download in several formats, courtesy of the Internet Archive (Yellow Butterflies, by Mary Raymond Shipman Andrews).


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