Saturday, March 3, 2012

A Busy Week In Sketches.

My journals are reminders of what I did, and when, throughout the week...and my life.

I began this week with breakfast at Manhattan Bagel.

And lingered over my ham egg and cheese on an "everything" long enough to draw this gentleman, a "regular."

A few days later I found myself at "Hymies," my  favorite local Deli, for lunch.

On Friday I drove down to Jersey to take my Dad to have his eyes examined. Seems at the ripe age of ninety nine he has a hard time these days reading the small print in his racing form.

I left his house later than usual, so I decided to have a quiet dinner about two miles away, at "Ye Olde Centerton Inne,"  a local restaurant that was a stagecoach stop from Philly to the Jersey shore, in Colonial Times. Here are two "regulars" at the bar.

This place is filled with nostalgia from my childhood. As kids my brothers and I would join friends on Halloween and "Trick or Treat" in the small village of Centerton. Knocking on the door of the Inn took guts, 'cause everyone knew the place was surely haunted.   But on this night it was just a great place to end my week.



  1. 'Seems at the ripe age of ninety nine he has a hard time these days reading the small print in his racing form'.


  2. love this one. so what happened with your dad and his license--bet he doesn't even need to read the Form, can tell who's fastest just by looking at them.

  3. Thanks PB and Katepaai.
    My Dad long ago stopped actually watching the races, even if he was at the track.
    He was and is more interested in the "betting" part, figuring the odds, who the jockey is, past performances of the horse, etc.
    He sent me through Art School, way back when, with winnings from playing the horses.

  4. Yes, you are totally right in what you said here. This katepaai is a variation on Kathlen Patricia Aileen, the last name and yours' are the same!!

  5. I love your sketches -- very deliberate and careful line, careful observation. The post about your dad is great. He reminds me of my dad, still loves the horses well into his 80s.

  6. Ahhhh Kathleen, you tricky cousin of mine. I should have guessed.
    Thanks for your comments.
    And ditto to you, Anthony. I think playing the horses keeps my Dad's mind very sharp.

  7. Ah. You have such a talent for drawing the human beast. The posture/slouching etc... are perfect. I especially love the 4th one down - the way he's sitting in that chair, that strong black behind his profile...awesome ; )