Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Artwork by Alma Roper

My mother's maiden name is Cameron, as in the Cameron Gas & Oil business in Toledo, Ohio.  The four sisters grew up in the Great Depression (1929 - 1939) without much by way of money, as the gasoline company was forced out of business by Standard Oil.

All four sisters are talented, each in her own way.  My aunt Alma painted watercolors, a stack of which I found when I was packing up the old homestead.  Here are a few from those paintings I still have, and which were scanned in with my new printer / scanner.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Things That Go Bump in the Night

LB Johnson wrote a humorous missive about scary movies and what not to do should you find yourself in a classic horror film situation.  For instance, should your car stall out on a two lane blacktop in the middle of rural American, the first thing you should do is split up.  Have the girl stay with the car while the guy goes out to find some fuel.

Maybe I read that wrong.  Well, you can read all about it here, in Saturday Smiles - Scary Movie Time by LB Johnson.  It's an easy read, and entertaining.

This put me in mind of a true story, something that happened to me when I was around 6 or 7 years old.