A tribute to my Great Grandfather, Melvin E. Cole, on my Mother's side of the family. He had a really hard life and was a small, wiry, gruff man who smoked unfiltered Camels and Lucky Strikes. He grew beautiful flowers and took great pride in them. He also kept finches. We didn't understand his gruffness, as kids, but now I have an appreciation for his life and what he went through.
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Saturday, July 28, 2012
Mabel Louise Smith, better known as Big Maybelle, was a singer and pianist. If you've never heard Big Maybelle, well, you've never had a good time! Give a listen to "Pretty Good Love" and you won't be disappointed. More iPad experimentation.
Friday, July 27, 2012
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Sunday, July 22, 2012
Friday, July 20, 2012
How I'm spending some significant summer evenings lately, pitchin' a wang dang doodle (my version) on the iPad! Ahhh, summer! It is the good life. With apologies and props to my muse for this piece, Miss Koko Taylor.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Ticks. One of God's most loathsome creatures. Well, lampreys are also loathsome, but they don't live in my back yard and attach themselves to me with any regularity. So, ticks win. Here is a handy field guide to help you identify them.