looking forward to the next post.
One corner got torn in all the moving around I have done, but the picture was not harmed. Kelly Freas did this portrait of my ex. Kelly and Polly were on a panel with Hank and I. Throughout the panel, Kelly sketched intermittently and grinned at me like a naughty boy. Then he slid this over to me and gave it to me as a present.
I adored working with Kelly when I was an assistant editor at Donning/Starblaze in Virginia. We often had lunch with him and Polly. After Polly died, he married Laura, who was very sweet. Laura did the cover for the anthology I edited in ’93, New Eves. Conventions have never felt the same since he died in ’05. He was 82 years old.
The generation that I grew up idolizing are mostly gone now. There’s a few left. Even some of those…
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