I had a great trip to Kentucky yesterday, with my friend and art student, Bill Walls....his first trip to the menonite community. We stuffed ourself at Haebaggars Market with honey ham and fried pies....then went to see Janice and Rose. They were their usual selves...into everything. Rose sold me a watermelon and some squash.....Janice kept trying to give me a refund and some okra. They are growing up.....Janice 5 now and Rose Ellen 7. We got a couple of their mom's great smelling honeysuckle candles....spent about an hour there and went on. I guess the highlight of the day was a visit with my one time printer and great friend Larry Gerald. During the 1980's and 90's he was my four color printer and one of the best in the buisness........long before digital imaging and reproductions came about. I hadn't seen him in fifteen years but talk with him often. He owns one of my originals, "Pine Cones". He couldn't
hardly believe I was running my own reproductions now. I told him I would bring my laptop and update him on what I've been painting the last 20 years. "The Veteran" at that time was his favorite painting of mine and the last four-color print he ran before selling the business in 1996. It was a great visit....from there we finished our trip with a visit to the Tastee Freeze dairy dip which has been in business since 1955. Had a fountain cherry coke and brown derby ice cream cone there. Also picked up a few home grown tomatoes at the Haebaggars produce market...........a great trip!