Monday, September 27, 2010

Dad Time

I have done a lot of art celebrating my mom. She and her sisters took loads of photos. Especially when they were teenagers. I even have have her little red box brownie.
My dad was another story. I don't remember seeing photos of him taken as a child, his parents divorced when he was seven. He never saw his father again. He didn't have contact with his father's family until the mid sixties when his aunt was looking for relatives. We then got connected with some of his family. They are from England, we made some connections and I have a large family tree going back to the 1400's.
I have been cleaning out my mothers bedroom and have found a small treasure trove of dad photos. My parents saved a lot of things, the hospital bill from my oldest brothers birth, pay receipts from the army, discharge papers, my mothers grade school report cards, etc.
To the left is my dad. I know my mother was a hottie but dad was a cutie as a child.
I have a great nephew who is a dead ringer for my dad.
So here's to you dad, finally reunited with your forever sweetie in heaven.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

The Morning Visitor

Every morning Dyna, otherwise know as The Studio Assistant, and I head out the back door to feed the fish while Dyna waters the grass, then I head out to the road to retrieve the paper. As soon as Dyna sees me head back from the road, she runs up the front sidewalk to the front door where she waits patiently on the ramp for me to let her in.
She started this about a month ago. I hope she doesn't expect me to shovel snow off the walk in the winter!

In other news, Skittles moved to her new home with Willy the other horse in the barn. Paul and Nancy sold the farm where she was boarded so she now stays with with Julie, Paul and Nancy's daughter who is also Willys owner. That's Skittles red rump on the right.  Let's say she's not happy about the new digs. It'll grow on her and there are plans for a permanent barn and pasture.
Now Dyna has a new barn to visit and 2 new dogs to get used to.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

The End of an Era

Beatrice Agnes Gilgenbach Tipple
1/8/1915 – 9/5/2010