Sunday, August 24, 2008

How to spend your Saturday evening

Here in the North country we spend it with family and good friends. G. Mike Dobbs has released his second book of the year, this one, a pictography of Springfield, MA utilizing his vast postcard collection of the area. It's a beautiful book with some amazing images. My favorite of course was the postcard depicting the monkey that burned down Springfield's City Hall. It's a true story, it's actually been published so of course it's real. Mike and his lovely wife Mary invited us over for a hearty cookout which also included Mike's mother Sue, Mary's sister Jo and family and also the likes of our Northern bretheren Mark (not the race car driver) Martin and Steve Bissette. They were accompanied by their wives Marge and Jeannie. The evening was filled with laughter, odd stories and wild accusations about Thomas Kincaid, Painter of Light ™. A good time was had by all, including Lucky the Wonder Bischon.


1 comment:

HemlockMan said...

Very cool! Wish I could have been there, too. (Even though I don't really know any of you guys well, and have only met Steve Bissette a couple of times in my whole life.)

I've heard people say that the "Artist of Light" is a real wanker. Or so it's said.

A monkey who burned down the City Hall??!! Now, there is a critter after me own heart!