Richard's Poor Almanac by Richard Thompson for May 15, 2019
February 3rd is the birthday of America's favorite artist!! Norman Rockwell The lost works Berry Pickin 1929 Rockwell's rendering of the berry patch is so naturalistic that a blue Jay flies in the window & plants itself smack into the canvas. Spoiled Tabby 1934 And a mistaken frenzy, a local terrier sheds this composition of some tots pushing a kitten around in a baby carriage. Home to Roost 1939. Somehow wild ferrets get in & devour this painting of chickens right down to the stretcher bars. Ice Cream Social 1947 The little kid next door licks half the paint off before anybody can stop him. He's ok, but goodbye masterpiece. Thanksgiving 1956. Rockwell himself scrapes the entire meal- turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, stuffing & 3 kinds of pie- off the canvas with his palette knife & gobbles it down. Now that's art!