Bill Crider wrote: Speaking of poor eyesight, weren't both
Hemingway and e. e. cummings rejected for service because of
their eyesight? They both volunteered for the ambulance
***************** Whoops! Guess I should have read your post
before sending mine, Bill. I think Hemingway's eyesight
problem involved him getting poked in the eye with a stick
when he was a youth, probably by one of them ornery sisters
of his. It didn't stop him from dropping numerous big animals
over in Africa at ranges measured in increments of a hundred
yards. Although he hunted there later in his life with Mary,
the best trips were with Pauline. She's referred to in THE
GREEN HILLS OF AFRICA as POM, for poor ole momma.
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