Boris Said, Sr.
RJHarrington

Port Salerno, FL

#1 Apr 20, 2009
My friend, the artist, John Truman, was a friend of Boris Said, a race car driver from Greenwich, CT. Nickname was "Bobby", as was mine. He would be in his 70's today. Is he still driving or is this Boris his son? We are actually tring to locate Truman and Boris may know where John is. Please respond and I will give you my phone #, etc.
SaidHeadSister

United States

#2 Apr 21, 2009
Hi - the racer racing now is my brother - my dad, "Bobby" died from Cancer seven years ago.
I have his address book and if you give me more info I could see if your friend is in the book?
RJHarrington

Stuart, FL

#3 Apr 21, 2009
SaidHeadSister wrote:
Hi - the racer racing now is my brother - my dad, "Bobby" died from Cancer seven years ago.
I have his address book and if you give me more info I could see if your friend is in the book?
Thanks, sis! In my haste to communicate, I forgot to say that my prayers are with Boris (and you) that he make a speedy recovery. I happened to see the fmaling Corvette on ESPN. A report said he had sufered 2nd and 3rd degree burns. I hope/pray that he will be OK.
John Truman's last address was in NJ. I have called that # but no VM. John lived maninly in NYC, San Francisco and New Orleans. He would be in his early 80's, if still on the planet. He was a Navy vet of WWI and Korea and shipped out with the merchant marine more than once.
I think he knew your dad in NCV. I believe I SW your dad once from John's pad. JT knew I followed SCCA racing as I had owned an MG-TD and an MGA. Also, I think there was a Deerfield connection. I was class of '52 and I thought Bobby might have gone there. Long time ago...
John was ann excellent artist. He had studied at the Cleveland School and at the Art Students' League in NYC - under George Grosz, the great German caricaturist, among others. He had agents but never had the big show or the push he needed. My sister, Nancy H. Kelley, had many of John's pen & ink sketches but they were lost in one of her moves. I met John through her in '55. They were briefly engaged but our dad said no way would she be married to a "starving artist" but we all remained friends for years.
I surely appreciate your quick response. Any info you can find in your father's old address books would be terrific.
Is it safe to put my phone number in one of these blogs? I live in Jensen Beach, FL.
Thanks again.-rj
RJHarrington

Stuart, FL

#4 Apr 21, 2009
That would be Navy service in WWII, not WWI! And he probably met Bobby in NYC, not NCV. Sorry. No sleep last night and can't find the keys!

-rj
SaidHeadSister

United States

#5 Apr 23, 2009
No problem - I will check his address book - after I dig it out from where I put it and let you know. I wouldnt put your phone number - you could put your email tho and I will email you back then we could exchange numbers!
RJHarrington

Stuart, FL

#6 Apr 24, 2009
SaidHeadSister wrote:
No problem - I will check his address book - after I dig it out from where I put it and let you know. I wouldnt put your phone number - you could put your email tho and I will email you back then we could exchange numbers!
OK. email: [email protected]

Thanks form your help. How is Boris doing in his recovery?

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