Mr. Willy was a friend of mine and a fixture at my cousin's store, Lakeveiw
Market. He sit on that bench for half of my adult life....and I sat with him a
big part of that time. When his family requested the portrait, we both agreed
that he needed to be sitting on the bench in front of the store......you could
always find him there except for lunch and bedtime (sometimes then!) Willy
was a true jack of all trades.......he knew a little about everything from farming,
building, electrical, pumps ....you name it, if he didn't know, he wouldn't let on.
One time he and the retired sheriff (also a retired farmer) got into an argument
about which way a hillside plow turned over at the end of the row. After about
three days of heated argument they both drove to an old antique farm store
that had one.........Willy was right and proved his point........that was Willy. The
front of Lakeview Market will never be the same.
Giclee' size and price
25 x 32 (original size) $ 300
16 x 20 $ 150