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The weather this year has been a bit confusing. It has been unusually cold in San Francisco, California and hot. My seeds did not do well, but the self seeded plants seem to be growing nicely; ” nature knows so much better than me.”
The mustard has been popular, the peas need some explaining. I will be planting squash plants for the popular squash flower soon, so be watching for that.
My mothers only grand-daughter made a card for her when she was quite young that sums her up well, “Grandma, you are a rock.”
I am watching another dog besides my own. I wouldn’t call it ‘dog sitting’ as I have little time to ‘sit’ with these two dogs around. I have realized ‘my dog’ while watching this dog that is not my own. My dog, a terrier, is quite jealous, not a mean dog, but bossy and loud. My dog knows ALL of the rules, though with no other dog around, she rarely follows commands quickly, needing to think about them for a minute before making a commitment to obey. Since Mary Dogs arrival, my dog follows every command quickly and loudly announcing to Mary Dog how and when things are done.
Mary Dog is here for less than a week. It’s only been one night so far, I hope I can take it.
Roy A. Merritt, artist of the hot pink, Elvis U.S. stamp, survived his quadruple bi-pass, open heart surgery. Rumor has it Mr. Merritt, known for his dark humor, said before his surgery, “even the condemned get a last meal.” He’d gotten his the day before. He is up walking, eating, and I hear, marching to his own drum. Many wish him a speedy recovery.
Roy A. Merritt, a self-taught artist, born in North Carolina in the 1940’s. His trademark, the use of color that one does not often see used in straight-up portraiture. He uses brightly colored pen and pencils and is a fabulous painter. I believe he is most well known for the hot pink, colored pen drawing of Elvis, a portrait, now a U.S. stamp. A fine and fun rendition of the King. Check out the Elvis stamp and see the feeling Merritt captures of the King.
Roy A. Merritt suffered a serious heart attack last week and will undergo surgery, Sept. 26th, 2011, in North Carolina. I’m thinking of him.
My time is not my own lately and I have a lot of time to think and I’ve been wondering this; have you changed since you’ve left your families home? Have you changed and your family doesn’t know you’ve changed?
These need not be huge changes in how you are now, verses who you were then, but are you different than your family thinks you are? Does your family have an image of who you are that is out of date, not you any longer? Do they remember the memories that have influenced the image you have chosen for yourself?
Families change, each member has ‘their’ memories, they are not who they were when they left home. Remember to make room for the ‘chaos triangle’ of change.