Separated by the War
Sunday, October 16th 2016
About Richard Arnold: Richard D. Arnold, Jr. had a forty year career in the healthcare field, ten years as a microbiologist and thirty years as hospital administrator in small hospitals in rural Texas communities. He received his B.A. degree from the University of Texas and M.A. from Texas Christian University and is a retired fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. He has traveled in Texas, Arizona, and Tennessee, hiking through the deserts of Texas and Arizona and the hills and creeks of Tennessee. He is currently retired and lives with his wife, Janice, of fifty years plus. She is a retired elementary school teacher.
About Separated by the War: The Cave: In Separated by the War: The Cave, ten year old twin brothers are separated during a battle between Yankee and Rebel forces on their isolated farm. Their family is wiped out by the heavy cannon and rifle fire. As the boys are running to the Cave and to safety an explosive shell lands between them. One of them is thrown into the creek below the entrance to the cave and the other lands in the corn field. Both are injured and unconscious. One is rescued by the Yankee soldiers and the other is rescued by the rebel soldiers. They are raised in distant homes believing that each is the sole survivor of the battle that destroyed their family. They are reunited ten years later during a conflict with The Flower Society.