Monday, May 28, 2012

William Robert Caddy



I'm happy to report that The Boston Herald saw fit to publish me again. Huzzah! I'm now averaging a sale of my writing once every nine weeks or so, which would pretty much qualify as a career if I lived in a refrigerator crate and ate nothing but the stray cats that wandered down my alley.

Anyway, I assume you can find the piece HERE. I hope you enjoy it.

Soon, with more better stuff.



33 comments:

Jackie said...

I read the piece that you wrote for the Boston Herald. It is a moving tribute to a young soldier and all soldiers who gave their lives for us.
May we never forget....

Lowandslow said...

Excellent bit of history. Thanks go to Mr. Caddy and all the others who gave all for our freedom.

S

Tabor said...

Thanks for the memory.

Bruce Coltin said...

Quite a good piece. Thanks for writing it.

Uncle Skip, said...

Is that pretty heady stuff ...being on a list with George Will, Charles Krauthammer, Dan Thomasson and their ilk?

Seriously, that is better stuff.


BTW - Dorothy is tsk-tsking you for the cat comment.

Daryl Edelstein said...

thanks!

Jeni said...

As always, Jim -a very good piece. That's what I like about reading your stuff because you can write things that are crazy and outrageously so at times and turn around and put together a piece that is meaningful to everyone, regardless of age or what geographic area in which one resides. Patriotism is a darned good thing to have and share too!
Peace.

Craig said...

Thanks, Jim. . .

Ami said...

That was a moving story. And because you took the time to tell it, there are hundreds of people who will remember him.

Please don't eat stray cats.

The Broad said...

Excellent writing, Sully. Thank you for a very touching and moving tribute to a soldier who died for his comrades and his country. It's so easy to forget what Memorial Day is all about with all the other things going on at this time of year. You well deserve having it in the Boston Herald Tribune -- they are lucky to have you submitting work to them....

Barbara said...

Yay!! Congratulations! I know from experience submitting work like that isn't easy - I admire your perseverance!!! I'm off to read it now...

messymimi said...

Thank you for writing it, and linking to it. We need to remember our true heroes.

Joanna Jenkins said...

Congratulations on your publication. I think that's very cool. And it was a perfect article for Memorial. Well done.
jj

Lora said...

Very, very awesome that you were able to find out about this young hero, and that you honored his memory by choosing to write about him this day. Thank you!

Michelle H. said...

A great piece that was perfect for such a day of memories. Congratulations!

I'm now averaging a sale of my writing once every nine weeks or so If it was once every nine months, you could claim they were kids/dependents on your taxes ;-)

lime said...

i remember you publishing caddy's story here before. i am so glad the herald saw fit to publish it for memorial day. he was so young and yet so heroic. may he rest in peace.

Quirkyloon said...

That was a perfect Memorial Day writing. Not preachy, but definitely moving and inspiring.

Yes, it shouldn't be hard for US to remember.

Thank you!

And...

I've heard that refrigerator crates are easier to maintain than... living in a van down by the river! Ha!

Buck said...

What Lime said... as in: I remember reading the original blog post. Still good. No, check that: great.

Craig said...

So, you grew up on a street named for a soldier who'd died only twelve years (almost to the day) before you were born? That's pretty quick, as the wheels of government turn. . .

Suldog said...

Craig - Even quicker, actually. The street was built around 1953 and named at that time.

Patricia said...

Wow, what a simple yet elegant piece. And I just learned of a very young, very brave young man named William Caddy.

Thank you!

missing moments said...

A very nice article! Congrats on the pub!

silly rabbit said...

Excellent!

Anonymous said...

i also had my work done in the herald to

By jason Atton

The globe sucks..........4.1 billion hits

Jenn Flynn-Shon said...

Hey, once every 9 weeks sure beats none at all! Way to go! Off to read the piece...

Joan said...

Nice! And yes...may we always remember.

Karen said...

Very nice.

Hilary said...

A beautiful piece, Jim. I'm certain I've read it here on a previous Memorial Day. May every soldier have someone to remember them with such appreciation.

Jenny Woolf said...

Well done! Once every nine weeks is good going. Maybe the editors read your blog here and know you're good!

Maggie May said...

That is brilliant. I am so pleased for you.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Babs said...

Oblivious comes to mind, because most times we can pass an elephant and not give it a second thought.

He was so young,like a lot of the boys/men in war, past and present.
None of us want to be forgotten, you breathed air into his memory.

Wonderful piece.

Shammickite said...

Naming a street after a hero is a marvellous way of honouring that serviceman. I'm glad the BH published your essay. You did good, Jim!
Near where I live is a town called Ajax. The town was named after HMS Ajax, a Royal Navy cruiser that served in WW2.
Streets in Ajax ware named for the sailors who were serving on the three Royal Navy Ships, HMS Ajax, HMS Exeter and HMS Achilles at the Battle of the River Plate. This was later revised
to include all veterans who served on HMS Ajax during WWII.

Moannie said...

I'm just surprised it took this long to happen. This is a major piece of writing.