If I had time to do it all over, I would probably change my places of worship post tomorrow and add this and a few more like it. But to give you a preview of tomorrow's post, it will be nothing like the photo above.
I'm still researching where this church alter is (or was) but it was carved and painted by my grandfather.
I wasn't going to post today at all. In fact, after writing my letter, yesterday, to Barry and reading the comments, I was emotionally exhaused. But since Barry's last comment was "see you tomorrow," I had to at least post something to let him know I was still alive.
My grandfather was born on December 4, 1886. Ever since I did a series on my Father, the Hermit of Panther Key, I've been thinking about doing a series on my Granddad. Yesterday, I got started on it, figuring I'll post it on December 1,2,3, and 4. Coincidentally the Friday Shootout coincides with December 4th and the theme is "My Favorite Things" and I figure my grandfather's art qualifies.
So yesterday, after wiping myself out reading all your comments, I figured that since I was already dealing with feelings, I'd dig out an old storage box from the shed that contained stuff I've been carrying around for years. Old photos, writings, stuff from my grandfather. Whew!! I had forgotten what was in there. The series might run to 5.
This one is worth a click to blow it up and look at what he was working on. Because it is a good metaphor for him. He was sketching a cathedral alter and he had pinned it over a nude woman he had been painting. If you think there is something of the Bagman / Butler dichotomy here, you are right. Grandee was the genetic source of these guys, big time. In fact, I'm going to let Butler write one of the series episodes and will risk letting Bagman write another. I'll have to post an adult warning, I suppose, because there will be nude paintings involved.
And speaking of nudes, wasn't I a cute little boy?
Ain't life grand!
And not I need to become a mature adult and go to work.