Category Archives: anniversary gifts

Hallmark… Don’t I Now Wish?


I once had woman contact me, who was in a ’round about way affiliated with Hallmark.  Yes, the greeting card company. In her note she told me that she had been impressed with not only my graphics work, but also … Continue reading

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My Graphics


I have been away on another tangent of sorts…  FIRST, the disability folks have kept me inundated with paperwork and another doctor evaluation.  Not sure how THAT is all going to turn out…  Meanwhile, there has been no improvement in … Continue reading

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Postage & Partys


Do they send out  party invitations anymore?  Thinking back to when I was a kid, I had a variety of friends and acquaintances spread around the city of Louisville (a few of who I am STILL in touch with, even … Continue reading

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Passing It Along….


While I am toiling with the direction this blog site is headed towards, I wanted to share with all of my brothers and sisters that follow this blog, a recent letter from John Mollison..  If you aren’t on his mailing … Continue reading

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Internal workings


Fact is, I analyze & dissect everything…  A friend of mine once nicknamed me “Analyze It”.  I’m the kid who took his brand new Timex watch apart, several days after Christmas, to see exactly what made it tick (Yes.  Pun … Continue reading

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Vintage Art & Other Thoughts…


When living on the “High School Side” in Boys Town, we were allotted some wall space to decorate as we saw fit (as long as the wall hangings were approved by the Cottage Counselor first!) With the help of an … Continue reading

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I Lived To See Another Day!


Well, it’s true! I had my 4th surgery in a two-year span, on February 14th. Medical mumbo-jumbo aside, I had another plate and screws put alongside my spinal column and am now in the process of recovering.  I had VERY … Continue reading

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Yellow Roses


In the past, I’ve tried to pass along the meaning of a variety of flowers.  Some of you may be thinking, “Oh no!  He’s on THAT kick again”.  Others may appreciate the fact that if you do your homework, you … Continue reading

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Products & Production


This was written prior to my spinal operation that took place February 14th of this year (2013).  Knowing I would be “laid up” for awhile, I attempted to prepare a few entries that weren’t necessarily “date” sensitive… Pastel Roses & … Continue reading

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“A Floral Fantasy, Part II”


I had spinal surgery Thursday, the 14th, which put me even further behind here…  I spent a week or so before the operation, cooking and freezing meals, stocking up on stuff around here.  Nearly one full day was spent satisfying … Continue reading

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Attending the 28th Annual Cathedral Flower Festival


With Summer, even Spring feeling a million miles away, it was real pleasure to partake in the annual Cathedral Flower Festival. And an even greater joy to derive such positive stimulus just a few days after receiving not so good … Continue reading

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Coffe & Art


Coffee cups are just coffee cups, or ARE they?  Recently as I am creating, the thought DOES go through my mind, “How is this going to look on a coffee cup?”  I realize THAT may be the backwards way of … Continue reading

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Graduations Coming Soon


Louisa May Alcot said, “Life is my college. May I graduate well, and earn some honors!”  I believe THAT is how many lives evolve. Life itself is an ongoing education.  For many, high school graduation will be the end of their “formal” education.  … Continue reading

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