Milton and Bunny never had children, so my sister, brother and I were their kids.  Herewith are some remembrances.  


Milt and Bunny had a passion for education and put a number of young adults through school and college.  When I was about twelve Milton gave my sister, brother and me yellow slicker raincoats with pictures of Pat Ryan, Terry, and Big Stoop on them. I often wondered what happened to them.


Milt had narcolepsy and could, and did, fall asleep anywhere and at any time.  When he was smoking or watching TV he would fall asleep, drop his cigarette, burn a hole in the strip he was drawing and hope it was in a spot he could cover; if not, he would have to redraw the whole strip.  Milt had a habit of falling asleep talking to you.


Bunny always had Milt on a diet.  When we visited them we stayed in the house where he did all of his work.  Needless to say, he always found goodies we left on “our” side of the house. He always left a note saying “THANKS”.


Milt had the ability to talk to anyone and he remembered most of what you talked about.  When he visited me while I was overseas in the service, I hobnobbed with high ranking Generals.  Once I was invited to have breakfast with President Eisenhower and Secretary Humphries in Washington D.C.  Milt wanted me to present the Silver T-Square to the President but another member of the NCS complained - I was only an Enlisted person - so Milt presented it.


Once at an airbase in New Mexico, Milton climbed into a cockpit of a 104 Jet and spent maybe five minutes examining it.  When he put it into his strip he received letters from numerous people stating he had made a mistake on one gauge in the cockpit.  His reaction was, “see they are reading my strip.”


Once I found an original strip under the passenger seat of his car, which was thought to be lost.  Since it had already been redone, he gave it to me as he did many other times.


                                                                                                                  Harry H Guyton










                                                  

Milton Arthur Caniff 1907-1988 was born in Hillsboro Ohio, and attended Ohio State University School of Journalism.  His was the first and founding Collection comprised of hundreds of letters, photographs and drawings that would become what is today the Billy Ireland Library and Museum at the University in Columbus Ohio.


Milton Caniffi’s work was featured in a One Man Show in Paris at the Galley of the French Society of Photography in October 1966 to be followed by an NCS exhibition at the Louvre In May 1967.


Milton Arthur Caniff 1907-1988 was born in Hillsboro Ohio, and attended Ohio State University School of Journalism.  His was the first and founding Collection comprised of hundreds of letters, photographs and drawings that would become what is today the Billy Ireland Library and Museum at the University in Columbus Ohio.

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