Looking back through some old slides recently, I found this: An image of the first painting I ever sold! I painted this back when I was in high school. Probably 1975-1976ish. The couple that lived across the street bought it and I was very proud, but sad to lose a good painting. I remember our neighbor coming out to look at it when I was out in the front yard taking a picture of it. He immediately went back to get his wife, and they made me an offer I couldn’t refuse! I know they were just trying to make me feel good and support my efforts as a young artist just starting out. I forget their names and I’m pretty sure they are both gone now, but I’ll never forget that moment. It’s a memory I’ll always cherish. And I’ll never forget the couple across the street who actually gave me money for my art. Again, I don’t recall their names, but this post is my tribute to their memory.