MY ADVENTURES AS AN ARTIST IN PHILADELPHIA AND ENVIRONS
Friday, October 14, 2011
Birthday Boy At Ninety Nine.
Last Thursday my dear Dad turned ninety-nine years old.
I bought him a very nice looking cake, at Whole Foods.
While he was opening cards from well-wishers he complained that he'd gotten "too many damn phone calls" in the morning. But I knew he loved the attention.
At mid-day we took a ride, and of course, the Birthday-Boy drove.
He had to get some blood tests done at the local hospital. I'm afraid I just cannot watch when my Dad gets poked.
But when the nurse asked the routine question, "Do you know when you were born?," Pop took great pleasure in answering "Yes, on this day, ninety-nine years ago!" She laughed and wished him a happy
We then went back to his little South Jersey home. He was getting a bit tired, so this time, I drove.
I knew Pop was about to give himself a gift on this; his special day.
Born in Vineland, NJ, 1938. 1964 graduate, Philadelphia College of Art. Ten years as Illustrator/Designer, KYW-TV-3, & Mike Douglas Show. Painter, Illustrator, Arts Educator, Painting Workshop Instructor. Courtroom artist for all major TV networks. Former Chairman, Illustration Dept., Moore College of Art & Design, Phila. PA. Former Pres., Philadelphia Water Color Society. Married for 43 years to Louise Kates Ternay (deceased) my best friend, agent, & mother of our wonderful, talented sons Will, Pierce, & Mason.