Not your typical war story. Football Flyboy delivers a birds-eye aerial view of the shaping of a young man, the creation of a family, and the domino effect on a community and society under the wing of a messy cleanup as WWII winds down. Buster, the Football Flyboy, was part of the Greatest Generation- a generation that was woven with courage and commitment; an era that wasn't filled with instant gratification or instant anything for that matter. Human relationships were held tightly with determination not to give up.
Old letters seeded Football Flyboy, letters that are a one-sided conversation of a man who loved for someone other than himself. The struggles of war and his constant change in location kept him from receiving mail regularly, causing loneliness and frustration.
Each letter, unedited, preserved to demonstrate their authenticity.
You will meet members of the family- particularly Aunt Ruby. Each chapter opens with "one of the letters" and closes with Aunt Ruby's poems- highlighting the point of the chapter or just providing the reader with a smile or a tear.
Meet Bill "Buster" Cannon, the Football Flyboy... a good man with a good life who made a difference.