Excerpt from Unforgettable (Trudy’s Story)

Hi everyone. I thought I might just post another “teaser” exerpt from my soon to be finished novel, Unforgettable (Trudy’s Story). Hoping to take some time this spring and summer to get this book completed. Wish me luck!


(Trudy’s Story)

Copyright 2011 by Donald Philip Massetti

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This is a novel based on the true-life events of Gertrude Wilson- Massetti-Abate.

December 1948 

It was a positively perfect Christmas season.  Trudy could not have been happier.  She was living a life that she deemed ideal.  She was happily married and had a wonderful baby son.  Dukie was now two years old and this Christmas would be so much fun.  He understood what was going on and Trudy and Mario were eager to see the boy’s reaction to the gifts that “Santa” would leave behind for him. 

The city was alive with excitement.  Red, and green lights were strung in swag formation from one side of the street to the other.  Large candy cane shapes illuminated each lamppost and best of all, while they were out shopping, a gentle dusting of snow had started to fall.  Trudy held Mario by the arm as he pushed the baby carriage down the block.  Dukie was sleeping quietly, kept warm by several layers of blankets that were now topped with paper bags filled with Christmas presents and gift-wrap.  Trudy was smiling while Mario sang out loud as they strolled down the block “Oh the weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful and since we’ve no place to go… let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!”  

Trudy rested her head on her husbands shoulder.  “Oh Mario,” she began, “this is such a wonderful night.  I wish it could go on forever.” 

As the couple turned the corner, they noticed a large cardboard box by the curb.  As they got closer to it Trudy saw movement inside the box.  She brought it to Mario’s attention.  “Could it be that someone left a dog out on the corner like that?” he wondered.  

The wind was starting to pick-up and the snow was beginning to fall more steadily now. They approached the box and took a look inside it and to their surprise sat a young teenaged boy wearing an old coat.  He was covered in newspapers and huddled into one corner of the box.

*  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *

Exactly who was this mystery boy? What affect will he have on Trudy and her family and why? What part will this chance meeting play in shaping Trudy’s life? Find out only in “Unforgettable (Trudy’s Story).”

The Happy Couple with Their New Baby


Thanks for reading!

Untill next time,


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