WILCOX STUDIO -- old hand-painted sign on brick building
Back at you!!
Thanks! -- barbara
I cannot believe all the animals I see there. And, here's to Teddy and all his national parks. The chief ranger, I see.
Joanne -- Thank goodness he had the foresight to set aside all those national parks -- barbara
Love your Teddy toast with animals...here's my salute to great memories that I posted on the studio blog... http://blackmountainartsclay.blogspot.com/2014/11/happy-thanksgiving-to-all.html.
Barb -- Visited your salute link -- great graphic. Have a relaxing holiday week -- barbara
Hi again Barbara, the Black Mountain clay studio blog doesn't get comments...at all. But I got yours. !!!
Barb -- Good to hear that my comment came through on the Black Mountain clay studio. Just checked the weather for a friend that is driving to DC from Michigan today. Looks like the whole east coast is in for a big storm. Gather your store supplies and settle into a homey winter storm mode. -- barbara
Where did you get that? Too funny!
Hattie -- I have had the the Teddy print for awhile -- used it on my blog in 2011. Thanks for reminding me -- I forgot to give credit to the Library of Congress archives. Will rectify that. Have a good one-- Thanksgiving that is -- barbara
I think I have to retype this: (Google is making me a bit nuts). I loved the cartoon and all the animals in it. But I am cynical enough to remember that Teddy may be responsible for the wonderful, wonderful national park system. But also he went home to a house full of heads and other trophies of many of Africa's grandest animals. The thought of shooting the grandest and, it seems, most emotional and probably smartest animal, an elephant, breaks my heart.
June you have written a very thoughtful comment. It is good that you point out that T.R. was an avid hunter. But he was also a conservationist and naturalist who provided federal protections for wildlife and natural resources on almost 230 million acres of land, an area equivalent to the entire Eastern Seaboard. I know his two interests conflicted with each other but I believe it was the era where such conflicts were acceptable. thanks -- barbara
Happy Thanksgiving to you, my friend way across the country, but perhaps not so far in terms of spirit...This image seems to very American pop culture to me, probably one that I'm not in tune with. But if Roosevelt helped out National Parks along, then I thank him for that.There is a children's book called Giving Thanks: A Native American Good Morning Message by Chief Jake Swamp, based on an message that originated with Native Peoples in upstate NY & Canada. It's been one of my favorites to read to children.
Rita -- Your "Giving Thanks" book sounded intriguing even though I am not a child. I looked on Amazon and found a very reasonable x-library copy -- so I ordered it. There are several children's books that I like. When I was a sub after I retired from my "real" job I found many books that I read to children that had wonderful messages and/or artwork. Thanks for mentioning it and thanks for your words. -- barbara
That seems to have been some party! Thanksgiving is of course an American holiday, so we foreigners do not know too much about it - except for the turkey :-)I hope it tasted wonderful!
I know most Americans and Canadians have a Thanksgiving Day celebration. Turkey does seem the traditional fare for most but I am a vegan so I skip the turkey and eat all the other good stuff present on the table -- which was wonderful. thanks -- barbara
Ha ha. What on earth would they all eat? Hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving!
I think I heard through the grapevine that it was a vegan dinner :) -- thanks -- barbara
T.R. a man after my own heart....:)
troutbirder -- If he hadn't set aside all those areas we more than likely would have filled them with subdivisions and malls! -- barbara