It started about the late 1800's. At that time they were only school teams playing.
Here is a story: HOW I MET JOE NAMATH: Remember JOE?
I was living in Miami Beach, about 1968-70. I forgot it's so long ago. There was this beautiful Irish setter running in the street for two days. The dog had no collar. I told my friend I am taking him home before he is run over by a car. I lured him into my apartment with a lamb chop.
When my husband came home I showed him the dog. I had locked the Setter in the bedroom. Now,my husband went for a bit of rope and some dog food. He took the dog for a walk . My friend came screaming " DO YOU KNOW WHO'S DOG YOU HAVE KIDNAPPED " A few minutes later JOE, that's right BROADWAY JOE was at my door. I explained he was going to get picked up by animal control. He was very sweet and Thanked us. Plus gave my husband tickets.
A few weeks later he came to my door again. Joe asked if I would like the dog. It seems his land lord was asking him to move because of Pharaoh. That was the dogs name, not Cassey nor Clancy, or Pat. Pharaoh, hummm, maybe Farrah?? Yvonne
This is a photo of My Father left with argyle sweater and his Uncle Charlie Bowers, is on right with Aunt Winnie. I have so much paper work on Uncle Charlie. My Dad lived and worked with him in the house in Norwalk, Conn. Charlie used to write to me with wonderful cartoons all around the page. The Crazy clown is on the cover of Charlie's ole Cartoons. Renee picked it up in Paris for me. Kodak wouldn't let him publish some of the films they have, ; He died with
no will and no Children I think?? I tried to find him in 1980's there was a Cartoon Museum in Boca, Fl. they had nothing on him. Tried searching again in 1999 .
All of a sudden BEHOLD!! he is everywhere. Go Figure. Anyway I have wonderful memories of him reading me MUTT and JEFF on Sundays. I seem to remember more on days it rains.
My friend Don an Artist down the street just got a blog. It is wonderful so please treat yourself have a look .. Don is just a wonderful person always helping and giving of himself it shows in his work. Good artist. go to:: firstname.lastname@example.org Enjoy. Yvonne
On one of my Daughters visits to Spruce Head, Maine (ST. GEO.) we walked daily alongside Harrington Cove. Everyday you see something new. The seasons here are glorious. Renee walked Thor our blue eyed red Dalmatian he is 14 years old. I took a photo of her on the swing and did it in oils that winter. Memories have a vivid luster when I am painting.
Yvonne started painting and drawing in High School in Houston Texas. She earned extra money drawing insects in science class for classmates.
Yvonne's mother encouraged her to attend art classes at the Art Museum in Houston in the 1960's.
After her marriage she moved to Miami Beach, while living on Palm Island she continued her education in art, and Design. Also studied with notable artist from the area.
Yvonne was painted by friend Florence Taylor Kushner, from Boston and in women's Who's Who. Florence painted many famous families. Yvonne was lucky enough to receive private tutoring from her.
In the 1970's she went to Interior Design School .
Years later she started her own Interior Design firm named 'Chez Moi Interior's.
Yvonne continued painting and showing her work at Beau Arts in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Also she exibhited her work in North Carolina, the Florida Keys, and at the Childers Art Gallery on Las Olas Blvd (Ft. Lauderdale).
Yvonne won the prestigious 'Hortt Art Competition Award' at the Museum of Ft.Lauderdale, Florida. This work of art remained on display for several months at the Museum. Over the years Yvonne has entered many competitions winning countless blue ribbons.
A trip to Paris, and a stay in Monmarte where she spent time with a few choice artist's changed her views toward her own art work.
Art is truly an expession of experience and love to her.
She likes her work to show a moment in time or tell a story.
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