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Sense & Nonsense: Take that paintbrush and keep it — away from me, please

July 26, 2012

Long ago it was established that I can't draw.
This has been officially noted at the high school, college and later-in-life levels.
Even before reaching these plateaus, I essentially failed cut-paste-and-color at the elementary level, but it was a kinder, gentler school system then and no one went on record with the crushing evaluation.
Years later I thought of this as I watched Gayla McCoy doodling in a meeting and was nothing short of amazed. She was drawing a pair of fish that could have been straight out of a Disney film strip. They actually looked like talking fish.

Sense & Nonsense: Bauxite Museum: Storehouse of special memorabilia, including the 'silver dress'

July 26, 2012

The Bauxite Museum is a delightful place to visit.
Anyone who hasn't take the time to do so is engaging in self-deprivation. The exhibits — and there are many — tell stories that evoke memories of another time that many of us remember fondly.
On one of my visits there several years ago, I heard the story about "Bottle" Wilmoth's famous bowl he took for a Mulligan stew that was to be served to workers at Reynolds mining operations.
According to Melba Shepard's account, each employee was informed he could have one bowl only of the stew. That was enough to inspire Mr. Wilmoth's humor.

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