Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Sunday, December 4, 2011
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Monday, October 31, 2011
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
My Boys Town classmate, John Finn, aka (iamflagman), came into Vicksburg last night and today we got together and went out to eat at a Mexican Restaurant and toured the Vicksburg National Military Park. It was so great to see and visit with him again. John went straight into the service after we graduated and when he got out became a flagman and now rides around in his very own Blue Bird bus pulling his toys behind him. John also has a cat named, Callie, that keeps him company on his drives throughout the countryside. Here are some pictures that my wife, Marian, took of our memorable visit.
So good to see John again.
This is what he pulls and our truck along side the back compartment behind the bus.
Getting ready to enjoy our lunch at El Sombrero Mexican Restaurant.
Giving John a copper tree that I made for him.
Reminiscing about our Boys Town days!
Another picture before we head out to the Vicksburg National Military Park.
In front of the Illinois Monument on John's very first visit to our civil war park.
Friday, October 7, 2011
Today I received my Alumni News issue and this picture was on the back of it. It was taken at the 2011 Biennial Convention held in Boys Town, NE, July 29-31. It was quoted as saying that everyone came away with a special joy and sense of reunion that comes from family getting together to share what has been happening in their lives.
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Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Guido ~ A Handsome Dog by Two Dogs!
Guido, Linda and I at Corner Drug Store, October 4, 2011.
I was so happy that Linda Gerache liked the picture that I painted of her dog, Guido. Here I am presenting the picture to her yesterday afternoon at the store. Guido has a playmate, Sophia, which is her husband, Joe's dog.
Guido is happy that my wife Marian is taking his picture!
Joe "Bubba" Gerache, Jr., owner/druggist at Corner Drug Store downtown Vicksburg.
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
My painting instructor, Joyce.
A painting that I'm working on for Linda at Corner Drug Store.
I attend my painting classes at the Senior Center on Tuesday afternoons from about 1:00 to 3:30. I have been going now for approximately 6 months and have really learned a lot. They furnish all the supplies that I need to paint a picture. Above are some of the ladies in my class and one gentleman. Also, a picture of a dog that I am painting for my friend, Linda, whose husband owns the Corner Drug Store. This is her pet Quido!
Monday, October 3, 2011
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Marian and I were invited up to the famous Christmas Place Plantation and Hunting Club in the MS Delta over the past weekend for a work day. We arrived on Saturday morning and I spent the day helping her at the camp house. Sunday, Rex, Hershel and I, took off across the Beaver Dam to get some tree limbs up that had fallen on the road while his Dad worked the field at the Box Stand. Above, Hershel and I are puttering around in the gator after he came in from plowing the fields.
We brought Rex and extra shirt from Artisan's that my son-in-law, Ron, sent to us. He has a business in Santa Fe, NM, called Artisan. This is where I get all my art supplies to do my paintings. We were acting up here because the shirt says...KISS AN ARTIST TODAY! We really had a good workday weekend and enjoyed seeing everyone and look forward to our next visit to the camp for the big hog hunt. This is the first time that peanuts were planted on the 500 acres. In a few weeks the peanuts will be turned over and dried out before being harvested and I know for sure the hogs and deer will come a runnin.
Wolf painting that I gave Rex hanging in the bunk room.