Inspiration

Yellowstone Park is wonderful. I was quite young when my family went and the geysers and hot pools are fabulous. I met Robert Wood there. He was painting at the time (early 1960’s) although I don’t remember what he was painting but apparently I was very interested. That is the moment that I was always told that I started to want to paint. I really don’t remember Robert Wood but I still have the American Silver dollar that he gave me. I presume to get rid of me, I must have been very annoying. When my mother told the story she gave me the impression that she was somewhat embarrassed that I got money from the artist, although she never complained when I went to painting class. I still have the silver dollar and have been repeatedly told to take good care of it. I wonder if he had a pocket full of silver dollars to get rid of annoying children like me.

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