When the China’s Wings bound galley arrived in September, my son Ryan was so inspired that he decided on the spot to be William Langhorne Bond for his school’s “Historical Halloween” project. (I swear the idea came out of his head, 100%. In fact, I was so touched by his decision I damn-near cried.) He read China’s Wings and a few other sources, assembled a bibliography, and wrote a report.
Today is the big day, so here’s a picture of Ryan at school dressed as Bond, and I must say, Bond looked great among Jackie Robinson, Eleanor Roosevelt, Ghandi, Captain Cook, Abraham Lincoln, and many others. (Note Bond fiddling with his wedding ring.)