kyle cassidy (kylecassidy) wrote,
kyle cassidy

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What were you doing when you were 18?

trillian_stars and I just got back from the Philadelphia Sketch Club's annual summer picnic. Founded by Thomas Eakins, the Sketch Club is the oldest arts organization in the U.S.. It's filled with interesting people like Ben, who we met today.

Apart from a long career as a commercial artist and having a great face we found out that Ben stormed the beaches at Omaha, then fought in the hedgerows and to the Battle of the Bulge.

The 95th infantry suffered more than 10,000 casualties in WWII but Ben made it back and made popular toys for the rest of his life.

"I think the only reason I lived," he said, "is that I was too young to realize that I was going to die."

we played some pool.

and came home.

Trillian's off now seeing Anthony and Cleopatra with Doctor and Colonel Stars, I'm finishing up some articles and part one of the Swanwick/Cassidy collaboration.

It's been a very nice day, and it's not even over yet.

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