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“Last Fifty Years”? Wow!! It’s been amazing.
graduating from the University of Colorado with an Art major,
I returned home, where I worked as an airport ticket agent
for American Airlines. This is where I met John who was being
transferred to Rochester. We were married in ’67.
late ’68 we had a darling baby girl, Nancy, and John
was transferred back to NYC. Commuting 5 hours a day on the
Long Island Railroad got old quickly, sooo…. after a
thoughtful “survey” of places where we’d
like to live (into the ripe old age of 50-60 and beyond, ha)
we were off to a new start in mile high…Denver.
son, Sean, was born in ’71 and a year later we had built
a home in the foothills and moved to Evergreen. By ’78
we had added another girl, Kerry, and son, Casey (and a horse
and dog) to the family. I was a “stay-at-home-Mom”,
enjoying a multitude of activities that the four children
became involved with.
desire to get back into some art work led me (along with son,
Sean) to take a Wildlife Sculpting class at the Art Student
League of Denver. That was 19 years ago and I’m still
at it, working in clay and with some of my favorite pieces,
casting into bronze.
largest commission (thanks to John, who submitted my application
while I was visiting my Mom in Arizona) has been a composition
of 5 life size bronze sculptures. (A “mythical foresome”..Old
Tom Morris…Babe D. Ziharias…Bobby Jones…
Ben Hogan…and caddie, Eddie Lowrey) for a new golf course
in Aurora, CO (See below).
the way John and I have been fortunate to have traveled to
many countries…but always appreciated returning home.
Our four children and six grandchildren…are spread from
coast to coast, and are our hearts delight.
will be looking forward to seeing you all on the DVD…sorry
I will miss visiting with you in person (I will be in Portland,
to all, and a really big thanks to all who have spent so much
time in organizing the celebration! 50 years!!
any of you have connections with Non-Profit organizations,
check out our son Casey’s new web-site www.smallact.com
This site, with its ability to help non-profits through social-media
networking is truly a treasure!
Photo: Mythical Foresome, Murphy
Creek Golf Course