Art was my favorite subject in school...so much so, that my art teacher left the art room door unlocked for a few weeks so that a fellow classmate and myself could make paper mache projects after school. They chose to create an ostrich, and as you can see, I chose to make a camel.
Dad built a sawhorse type frame from wood scraps to support the legs and back, and dropped it off at school after he got off work on the day I started the project. My classmate and I stayed after school for an hour a day for three weeks to complete our projects. They both turned out very well for our first attempt at working with paper mache!
Dad was so proud of my hard work on the camel. He was very careful with handling it when he picked it up and brought it home. He called my brother, R.T. and sister, Karen outside to take pictures with it. Karen got excited and jumped on it, almost breaking its front legs off. I was not happy as you can see in the following photograph:
On the other hand, check out the little smirk on Karen's face.
This is a photo of me, and my brother, R.T. - Our Grandpa Padgett used to pick us up on Saturday mornings and take us to the radio station in Crossville, TN. We would sing "in the can" during 'Gospel Hour'. People would phone in with song requests. They always wanted me to sing 'The Good Ol' Gospel Ship'. Afterwards, Grandpa would take us to Joe Gunner's grocery store. Joe always gave us free lemonade, and sometimes a Moon Pie... sweet memories!
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Author Kathy Hardin I am a mother, nana, secret keeper, shoulder to cry on, finder of all lost things, pet lover, friend, and nurse.
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