August 2, 2003
This is just an informal letter to tell you how very much I enjoyed your glorious book, “MISS ANN’S ART,” and to say how greatly I appreciated your sharing it with me.
I loved the stories behind the paintings, especially the one about the hands of Jesus and Judas and the chalice. I also loved the paintings and stories of the alcoholic and the one of your father whom I knew and admired.
Of course, the aviation section was dear to my heart. Thank you, Ann, for including that inspiring military section. I was the wife of Colonel USAF (Ret.) Russell F. Fisher. Russ and I were married for 52 years. During WW11 Russ was on active duty for 30 years and was a Squadron Commander, and later Executive Officer for the 487th Bomb Group, Eighth Air Force, piloting B-17s on 23 missions. As Air Commander, he led 1400 Flying Fortresses and Liberators deep into Nazi Germany. The 487th was based near Lavenham, England.
Russ and I enjoyed attending the grand opening of the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum before he passed on in 1996. His gravesite is in Arlington National Cemetery.
You are one extremely talented lady. Your writing ability has almost equaled the talent in your art. I say almost because your art is just marvelous and just plain beautiful, exquisite.
I also loved the “Little Ballerina”—and—oh so many others. What was so revealing to me was the spiritual quality you yourself possess and that you instill in every facet of your book.
Congratulations on an outstanding accomplishment. Congratulations and accolades go hand-in-hand with best wishes for a publication in the near future.
Eleanor Y. Fisher
Honoring the Military Wives
My brother Harry, Major USAF (Ret.), said, “The military wives don’t get the credit they are so deserving of.” I agreed. The military wife keeps the home fires burning where the children are lovingly nourished while her husband, serving overseas, is comforted in knowing that his wife is a faithful co-soldier with him. They create an American family that continually keeps and reveres our inherited freedom America was founded on. God Bless the military wife. A.B.