Ernest Hemingway (1899 - 1961)
Ernest. Ernest Hemingway. He was born at 8:00AM on July 21, 1899. He was born in Oak Park, Illinois. The smell of summer was thick in the air. I love that smell.
Hemingway was a writer. He also was an ambulance driver. He drove for the Red Cross. Back in 1918. During WWI. For about 6 months. He was wounded in Fossalta.
Met Agnes von Kurowsky there. She was a nurse for the Red Cross. She was his nurse. Ernest fell in love. Wrote A Farewell to Arms about her.
He married four times. Lived in Cuba for 22 years. He loved his Cuban cigars. And his women. And his booze. Wanted to spy on Cuba for J. Edgar Hoover.
He was an alcoholic. Drank too much. Started to go crazy. He shot himself on July 2, 1961. Blew his own head off with a shotgun. So long, Ernest.