The missing goose

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Although we are regular readers of your Sunday cartoon caption contests, on Sept. 15 my husband, who served in the Army Air Force during World War II, and I found Bill Jackman's first prize-winning words a cut above the rest.

With his sentence, "My heart always skips a beat during hunting season when they fly the 'missing goose' formation," accompanying two geese on the ground gazing at the empty space in a perfect "V" formation, our hearts also felt the pang of poignance that the full meaning of this tribute holds.

We would like to thank the contest judges and Mr. Jackman for his sensitivity, his reverence and his insight into all life because we believe that anything, bird or plane, given such beauty of flight should not be shot from the sky.


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