A taste of home, a journal of metaphor and muse, flavored with wit and watercolor
"When dawn spreads its paintbrush on the plain, spilling purple... ," Songs of the Pioneers song from TV show "Wagon Train." Dawn on the mythic Santa Fe Trail, New Mexico, looking toward Raton from Cimarron. -- Clarkphoto. A curmudgeon's old-fashioned newspaper column, cross-breeding metaphors and journalism and art, for readers in 150 countries.
Gangsters and trains, and even the Civil War caught my Dad's imagination. I was more enamored with the Civil war than he....this is the only one I know that he did. But imagine, going back to my first post, not being allowed to draw this! It is a record of a time, and an artist and of a family.
They look like Yankees. Mine would have been Confederates.
Oh how I wish I could sit down and talk with Dad about these. Is your father still alive?
Ask them about their lives. don't rely on old photos or drawings.