By: Corey Biography
1. His mom was quite stubborn. Many believe his mother wanted another girl, and so until Ernest was four his mother dressed him up like a girl. Ernest’s hair was as long as his sisters’ hair. She later wanted Ernest to be a musician, and she forced him to play the cello. Of course, Ernest was neither good nor fond of the cello. His stubborn mother once kept him from school for more than a year to get him to play. We all should know the ending; no one is more stubborn than Ernest. In Ernest’s own words, he said: “That cello—I played it worse than anyone on earth.”
2. Wanted to go to war in World War I, but he had bad eye sight. However, he convinced the military to let him be an ambulance driver. Unfortunately, during the war he was wounded in mortal fire.
3. There’s a popular tale circulating about Hemingway betting fellow writers that he could write a short story in just six words. The story goes that Hemingway gave them: “For Sale: baby shoes. Never worn,” and he won the bet. This recently has been challenged with good reason by quoteinvestigator.com. They cite that the tall tale was introduced in 1991, and the story is more likely written by William R. Kane.
5. Ernest Hemingway once published a recipe for apple pie in his column. In fact, he had a lot of recipes for food, and some of them even ended up being museum pieces like his hamburger recipe below.