Friday, December 17, 2010

It's Like Talking to a Wall

Portraits of my parents, ca 1951, painted on silk in Tokyo.

Great-great grandfather, John Beattie, ca 1890, whose granite quarry supplied the stone for the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty.

Pencil profile of my father, 1938, center, another Beattie ancestor on the right, WW2 shipmate of my Dad's top right, grandmother and her best friend, ca 1920 "Up a Tree" on left.

Uncle Bill, ca 1940. 

Dad and fellow sailors, St Peter's Basilica, ca 1946.

Living the life of a recluse as I do, I find myself going weeks sometimes without actually speaking to anyone besides grocery store clerks, or perhaps a nod to a neighbor. On the other hand, in most of my rooms I have at least fifty sets of eyes staring at me at all times, lol, be they antique family portraits, my own art, or any number of collectible figurines and dolls. The upside is they don't talk back to me that much.

9 comments:

  1. Good God Casey! I knew you had every horizontal surface filled but it appears you have every vertical surface filled as well, lol! Guess I'll have to buy more of your art!
    Just make sure I'm not the one that has to fill all the nail holes if you ever move!

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  2. I COULD BE A RECLUSE VERY EASY. MY DAD WAS A LONER AND I'M SOMEWHAT LIKE HIM.AS FOR THESE PICTURES I SEE SO MUCH LOVE YOU HAVE IN YOUR HEART.SOME THINGS I SEE WHAT YOU SEE, THE REST I WILL JUST ENJOY.YOUR AN OLD SOUL. YOUR HOME IS JUST ONE HUGH STORY. I'M SO HAPPY THAT I CLICKED ON YOUR NAME ON ROSS'S BLOG AND FOUND MYSELF LOST IN FLOWERS AND ART. I ENJOY SEEING THE CARS BUT SO MUCH OVER MY HEAD TO UNDERSTAND. I LIKE VISUALS.GOT TO GO. HAIRCUT DAY TODAY FOR WHAT LITTLE HAIR I HAVE LEFT. WHY IS IT OLD LADY LOSE HAIR ON TOP OF THEIR HEAD BUT GAIN HAIR ON THE CHIN. OH YES, I MUST BUY RAZORS TODAY. LOL

    GRANNY

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  3. and you should see the floors! Six rooms and a large attic, and I'm down to pathways with all of my vintage stuff. I have art stacked up against walls that won't fit ON the walls, lol.

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  4. WE NEED TO GET YOU ON THE SHOW HOARDERS. DID I SPELL THAT RIGHT.I BET YOU KNOW EVERY SINGLE THING IN THAT HOUSE.. I KEEP MISSING THINGSSINCE MOVING INTO THIS HOUSE. I TOLD MY ONE DAUGHTER GET RID OF THINGS AND SHE DID. I DIDN'T MEAN MY TREASURES.LOL
    GRANNY

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  5. i haven't gotten to the point of saving old paper towels and food scraps yet.

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  6. ROSS ON JAY TONIGHT.
    GRANNY

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  7. Hi Casey and everybody....made it back from Philly in one piece and filled with history and art to the gills. I see I have lots of catch up to do, I will have to wait until tomorrow morning over coffee for an in depth look see. Tomorrow I will download my trip photos and see if any are blog-worthy...

    Love your walls. A bit later then.

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  8. Casey,

    I kept laughing when read your last paragraph about being a reclusive type of person and chit chatting with some local people. My life is pretty much the same for the most part, but I have just 6 eyes looking at me (my dog, and 2 nieces).

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