Friday, July 22, 2016

July 22, 1943

Missing my brother and wishing he could be here for his 73rd birthday. Tom was an artist like my parents were. He worked in many mediums: lost wax bronze casting, acrylics, oils, and colored pencil. We lost a good one when he passed.


He liked his girls, I have a large framed one for the bedroom.
 He was a fun guy too. I have no idea who this kid is, he seemed to draw them like flies. Happy Birthday big brother!
 I received my final Poldark - the 1st season and I'm not waiting for the reruns. Hah! Finished the fourth book.

It's hot here in the Devil's armpit. I did, however, pick blueberries at 6 yesterday morning. Got another 3 pints. MMmmm! They are about done now, will be slimmer picking from now on, some are drying up. I hope y'all are staying cool or warm - whatever you need!

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  1. I could never do that kind of art, just don't have the talent for it. At 6 AM it is still pretty dark here.

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  2. Finished the fourth book? Didn't you just get it yesterday? Wow.
    Your brother certainly did fine work, I'm a little envious of those who can draw, paint etc.

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    1. I got the first three books last week, the rest of the books on Tuesday evening. It took me two days to read the 4th - I am still trying to stretch them out. The filmed series, I got yesterday.

      For the longest time, I would see something and say, "Tom would like that." Sigh ...

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  3. Your brother sounds like a wonderful man who was very talented. We are about to get more stormy weather. I don't mind. We have plenty of firewood. Stay cool xx

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    1. Oh, Tom could 'short sheet' a bed as good as any brother!

      Happy to hear you have plenty of firewood to stay warm and dry. I hope all is well.

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  4. Your brother really was talented! I'm sorry you lost him.

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    1. He always wanted to be as good as our dad, I think he was, only different. Sigh, the best part of our memories lives on.

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  5. Great tribute to your brother. What a talent! They say the good die young?? Maybe there's some truth to that... Stay cool!

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    1. He did make it to 64 and he was quite proud of that fact. He had a heart attack when he was 32 and had to have surgery.

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  6. awww. such great talent in your family...

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  7. Wow!! What a talented brother you had. Again, I am sorry for your loss.

    I am amazed at the speed that you are reading your books. I tend to take forever to get through a book anymore. The Internet seems to keep me away from sitting down and actually reading a book for any extended period of time.

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    1. My sister made artwork as well, but I don't have a thing she painted.

      I just read at a regular speed, a book a day when I don't do anything else. Bombs could go off ...

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  8. It seems like it's that way, someone you love dies, and things make you think, oh, that would be something they like, or do, and then you realize, that ain't happening... Hugs to you. Cat

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    1. After he was gone, it was hard - I would think I should call him about thus and so, and then it would hit me all over again.

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  9. Sure has pleasant smile.
    Coffee is on

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