Cheryl and Alfred Smith came down the wide, wide steps of the old
Montgomery Ward building, which long ago closed with various
businesses operating in the rooms since that closing. Currently
Marland Mall holds three stories, at least, of such treasures
in antiques so that, our minds are taken away to a former day,
while we visited and enjoyed Indian fry bread and soup.
Pat Braden and his wife, Sherry, listen to Cheryl tell the Sioux
story of The White Buffalo
Three of my works. These are on a 1/4 inch masonite, which is very
They are painted with acrylic with a 300 year life time and are coated
with polyurethane, so cannot be easily damaged. No frame,
but simply this heavy, utility nylon rope attached to go around is the
All these qualities make it possible to sell these.
The light weight and durability will make mailing possible. The
is not for sale because it is on a heavy piece of wood.
Chief and Bonnet
Pat Braden on the left reminisces about the mule I painted in the
background. His aunt
was married to a Vansalleous and lived at the Old Big V in the upstairs
tells that it was a memorable place. The Big V was that. Big! There were
under cultivation. Mules in these early days took the place of tractors.
Cherly and Alfred in the center and me on the right.