Come see Literary Locations, a new way of letting you celebrate and spread the word about writers you're passionate about. Isabella Bannerman illustrates the stickers, which are designed by Kanad Banerjee. Here's one of John Keats that's on my friend Ann's car in Georgia. One the left side, Ann has a Jane Austen sticker to balance things out. We've also had orders from Texas, Colorado and New York. And there's a Facebook page (Literary Locations) where you can tell us which writers you'd like us to add to our list of literary genuises.
Somme American Cemetery, outside Bony, France. Photo by Jim Nolan. Click to enlarge.
My great uncle Lt. John Curry lies buried here along with 1,843 other fallen soldiers. He died on May 28, 1918 during the Battle of Cantigny, America's first big engagement in WWI. My great-grandmother, Sara, visited his grave here twice, the second time as part of a Gold Star Mother's Pilgrimage. You can hear John's story below.
A beautiful stamp commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Armistice. Two of my great uncles, John and Robert, died in WWI. John is buried in France. Robert was lost at sea. This stamp is part of a small collection my Grandfather Bengt gave my mother.