Monday, November 28, 2022

Monday, October 3, 2022

Grammy's Pictures: (49) Maiden

I have no information on this picture, but I think it is lovely!

Monday, September 5, 2022

Sunday, August 14, 2022

County Kerry 1834

In 1834 Henry D Inglis traveled through Ireland.  The following are just a few of his observations on the people of County Kerry.

"Marriages in this district are contracted at an earlier age than in any part that I had yet visited.  Fourteen and thirteen, are common ages for the marriage of girls; fifteen is not considered at all an early age for marriage; and there are even instances of their having been contracted at so early an age as twelve.  This is, on many accounts, a great and public evil : and among the benefits which might be expected to be derived from the assignment, under cautious regulation, of some government provision for the Catholic clergy, the discouragement of early marriages would certainly be one." (p140) 

Read more of his travels....

 Journey Thru Ireland During the Spring Summer and Autumn of 1834, Henry D Inglis

Monday, August 8, 2022

Grammy's Paintings: (47) Desert Scenes

The second picture here hung in my home for many years.  I gave it to Jessica, and she in turn gave it to her friend Elke.  I do not know anything about the three girls above or third picture.

I did find a few notes on desert pictures.  One may be the description of the picture I had.  Desert Fantasy, Santa Rita Mountains Green Valley Arizona. That picture was listed as 24 x 20 with a price of $150.

The second description was Desert Harvest - Catalina Mountains, Arizona (sold) 

Monday, July 11, 2022

Grammy's Pictures: (46) Heiligenblut Grossglockner Austria

I remember this painting of the Church of Holy Blood in Heiligenblut, Grossglockner, Austria, hanging on Grammy's wall in Green Valley.

It is 20 x 16 and was listed at $200 in one showing.  At a second show no price was given. It seems likely that it was painted from a photograph, as were many of Grammy's landscapes.