WWII Veteran Still Strong

Edmond Stearman served in World War II. At 96, he remembers his years with the U.S. Navy and the soldiers with whom he served. He writes poetry of his combat days. He also dances at the American Legion Hall near Lake Ella.

Edmond Stearman served in World War II. At 96, he remembers his years with the U.S. Navy and the soldiers with whom he served. He writes poetry of his combat days. He also dances at the American Legion Hall near Lake Ella.

 

 

This man survived World War II where he fought. He now lives in a simple, wooden house on a side road in Wakulla, a mostly rural area just 45 minutes south of Tallahassee. Mementos adorn the walls. Photos and sketches, of himself, of wartime, hang throughout his living room. It is a sparsely decorated space: a rocking chair sits in a rock, a sofa sits against a table. I shot him for a special assignment for Veteran’s Day 2015.

Edmond Stearman served in World War II. At 96, he remembers his years with the U.S. Navy and the soldiers with whom he served. He writes poetry of his combat days. He also dances at the American Legion Hall near Lake Ella.
Edmond Stearman served in World War II. At 96, he remembers his years with the U.S. Navy and the soldiers with whom he served. He writes poetry of his combat days. He also dances at the American Legion Hall near Lake Ella.

 

 

Tallahassee Democrat 2015 Archives: Pole Dance = A Great Way to Stay in Shape

Queen of Hearts Fitness co-owner and pole dance instructor Hsiang Jones, 23, and students hang from poles at the North Monroe fitness center in Tallahassee, Fla. The pole dance students are a mix of ages with some being students and professionals. Co-owner Nicole Moriarty, 29, says Queen of Hearts hopes to help women develop confidence through pole dancing and remove the hyper-sexualized stereotype.

Emily Scott, 21, does body rolls Tuesday at Queen of Hearts Fitness during a pole dancing class at the North Monroe fitness center. The pole dance students are a mix of ages with some being students and professionals. Co-owner Nicole Moriarty, 29, says Queen of Hearts hopes to help women develop confidence through pole dancing and remove the hyper sexualized stereotype.
Emily Scott, 21, does body rolls at Queen of Hearts Fitness during a pole dancing class at the North Monroe fitness center in Tallahassee, Fla. The pole dance students are a mix of ages with some being students and professionals.