from my sketchbook: roy sullivan

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Every boy wants a girl/He can trust to the very end/Baby, that's you/Won't you wait but 'til then/When I see lips beggin' to be kissed - stop - I can't stop - stop - I can't stop myself
Roy Sullivan, a U.S. park ranger at Shenandoah National Park in Virginia, was hit by lightning on seven different occasions between 1942 and 1977. He survived all of them. Roy was included in the Guinness World Records as the person struck by lightning more times than any other human being.

In 1983, Roy died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound over an unrequited love. He was 71.




  1. I was so impressed that you knew the words to that song….a few of my favorite things…you always surprise me!!!
    Thank you for the kind words….you are too sweet!!!

    this character is hilarious!!! and imagine holding that rank in the book of records!! holy smokes!!!

  2. Seems a shame for him to have cheated death so many times…and then to have brought it upon himself. Ironic? Actually ironic would have been more like if he had killed himself by sticking a fork into an electrical outlet. People just do not think of what would be more entertaining for your stories when they contemplate suicide. Too bad.

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