Sunday, January 19, 2014

Sunday Serenity #372

My Two Favorites of Mom's College Paintings
I found a stack of a dozen or so of Mom's paintings from college.  I was hoping to get pics of each of them but time ran out and I had to settle for one pic featuring two of my favorites.

I've been into Peacocks since I became a fan of the novelist Flannery O'Conner who raised them.  And blue is my favorite color.  Nuf said?

The house is another story.  It needs a story to explain its meaning to me.  This was my grandparents' home in Tahama county California.  Mom spent her teens in this house.  I visited it an average of twice a year until I was fifteen when Grandpa and Grandma Myers moved in with my Aunt Helen in Longview WA.

I'm pretty sure Mom drew this from a black and white photo taken in the early years of their residency here.  By the time I knew this house it was covered in climbing vines of various kinds, the trees were twice as tall and the yard was full of flowers and flowering shrubs.  If this was a photo then behind the photographer is the field where the milk cows grazed and off to the right aka the back there was a chicken coop and a small barn for milking the cows.  There was a vegetable garden which I'm not quite placing in my memory.  Grandpa was a truck farmer while raising his family.  Before he married he was a school teacher as was Mom's mother.

I could go on and on but I have appointments with both my med nurse and counselor tomorrow afternoon so mustn't linger over this now.

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