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My Favorite Veteran, Captured on Paper

Today at the beginning of yoga class my teacher said, “Think of all the people who did all they did so that you could have off today.”

And I cried a little.

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My grandfather’s shipmate sketched this portrait in 1943 (as you can see). He was twenty-three. This drawing captures him perfectly.

(I’ve been writing about him, actually. I’m not ready to show you yet, but I’m very excited for when the time comes.)

6 Comments to My Favorite Veteran, Captured on Paper

  1. Mamacita,'s Gravatar Mamacita,
    November 12, 2013 at 6:58 am | Permalink

    My favorite veteran too, waiting for us up in heaven!!

  2. Kate's Gravatar Kate
    November 12, 2013 at 7:29 am | Permalink

    Do we have this framed? I don’t know if I’ve never seen this or I just forget, but this is awesome! You’re right, it captures him so well.

  3. November 13, 2013 at 11:00 am | Permalink

    He was clearly a very handsome man. Handsome forefathers, bring forth handsome descendants too.

  4. November 18, 2013 at 5:07 pm | Permalink

    What a special portrait! yes, very handsome!

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Hi! I'm Camille. I only write stories that could never ever happen in real life, though I do believe in real-life magic. If we were in the same room I'd fix you a cup of tea, but for now we'll have to settle for a virtual connection. I'm really glad you're here.