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maybe in a year or so my son will come home | by william schaff
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maybe in a year or so my son will come home

The title for a piece comes from an interview I was watching with the son of of former President Dwight Eisenhower. "Ike", as may or may not know, was also the supreme allied commander during World War II. In the interview his son was commenting on the impact D-Day had on folks back in the states, when they heard of it, a hope that their sopns would soon be home filled them unlike any time before. Sadly, while they were thinking, many were loosing thier lives, or had lost their lives already on the beaches they were storming. Something about the hopes of those back and home, and the reality happening at that time really hit me in what he said.

Measuring 7 1/2" x 8 1/4"


on a side note, the Austin, Texas, based band, Okkervil River, has just used this image for a shirt they are selling. It does not have this quote under the lion, but instead a quote from one of their songs. You can see it here:


In the private collection of S. Agniel, Providence, Rhode Island

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Taken on September 27, 2005