"Good afternoon, ma'am. Are you Eunice Bond? Did you go to Shepherd High School in Isabella County?"

"Yes, that's me…"

"My name is Aggie Warfield. My grandmother was Penelope War— her maiden name was Adler. Penelope Adler?"

The woman's face lit up. "Oh, my goodness, Penny Adler. Come in dear, come in…"

As Eunice closed the door behind them, the girl continued, "I was wondering if you'd kept any pictures from back then, maybe something with my gran? I know it's been a long—"

"The only thing I have is the yearbook, it'd be right there on the shelf." She shook her head. "But they came and erased her, years ago."


"The government, dear, the Department Of The Army. During the war. Two agents came, took all the loose photos. They left the yearbook, just smudged her out."


"Oh, Lord, dear, you didn't ask why during the war…"

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