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    Posted 6 years ago

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    Had dinner with my boss Richard Shay's father Art Shay earlier this year. Later in the evening he told stories of him flying in WW II and showing my husband and I some of his photographs. He gave me one of the pictures he took of Diana Ross & the Supremes from 1963 and signed it, I was beside myself, absolutely delightful man. Art has written for Life magazine, done photo journalism for Life, Time & Sports Illustrated, written many books and also flown 52 bomber missions. Art still stays very active showing at many different art institutes.

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    1. MeliG MeliG, 6 years ago
      Thanks for the love walksoftly, Manikin & aghcollect :)
    2. MeliG MeliG, 6 years ago
      Thanks for the love kerry10456!
    3. MeliG MeliG, 6 years ago
      Thank you for the love eye4beauty.
    4. eye4beauty eye4beauty, 6 years ago
      You are very welcome ... Nice story
    5. eye4beauty eye4beauty, 6 years ago
      Wow ... Just looking at his pictures and reading about him ... Wow
    6. MeliG MeliG, 6 years ago
      Yes he is pretty amazing :) Love him to death, always has a smile on his face when I see him. His son Richard (also a photographer) is a blast to work for too!
    7. MeliG MeliG, 6 years ago
      Thanks for the love vetraio50.
    8. Caperkid, 6 years ago
      Great story. Thanks for sharing.
    9. pw-collector pw-collector, 6 years ago
      Great story & great history. A true hero still with us.
    10. racer4four racer4four, 6 years ago
      Fantastic post - he sounds like one of life's great treasures - an inspiration.
    11. MeliG MeliG, 6 years ago
      One of his recent exhibits was a lot of fun attending. It was pretty amazing listening to people interact with him, so many questions people asked and his responses were very quick and precise. Art is one sharp tack and very witty to boot. His son Richard is very much like him. They can be very quiet sometimes too because they are observers, they see everything.
    12. Trey Trey, 6 years ago
      Very cool post:) put that photo in a special frame.
    13. MeliG MeliG, 6 years ago
      Thank you Trey :) I will eventually, right now I have it tucked away with the books he signed for me too :)
    14. Harborguy Harborguy, 6 years ago
      Wonderful post! Nothing like living history; a member of the Greatest Generation.
    15. MeliG MeliG, 6 years ago
      Definitely, some of the funniest stories he has told has been being chased by Chicago mobsters back in the day for taking their pictures.
    16. OneGoodFind OneGoodFind, 5 years ago
      How sweet and special. Love it.!
    17. MeliG MeliG, 5 years ago
      Thank you one good find, he will be 94 the end of this month and he is still kicking ass. He has had quite a few art show this past year.
    18. Bettyb00 Bettyb00, 5 years ago
      Thank-you for sharing I really enjoyed your wonderful post:)
    19. Jean123, 5 years ago
      That's great! thanks for sharing the story and the picture.
    20. SEAN68 SEAN68, 5 years ago
    21. MeliG MeliG, 5 years ago
      Thank you bettyboo, Sean68, Jean123, Trey and everyone for the comments and love <3

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