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sara

our hostess, sara swanberg

sloy

yours truly (sloy) with sara

dom perignon 2002

bonnie hull, steve addams, sloy and sara with a bottle of 2002 dom perignon the addams brought

pouring champagne

steve addams pouring the champagne while i chat with roger hull

view into the main room

the view into the main room

library

the library

loft

steve addams in the loft

trees

the railing

ukelele

bonnie hull with red ukelele

instrument wall

woodwind and brass

materials

sara’s exotic wood

desk

sara’s worktable, marimbas (sara’s band is ‘the maharimbas’) and grandchild’s toys

meanwhile the meal

meanwhile, the dinner prepped in the kitchen

the table setting

the table  setting

cynthia

cynthia addams

cynthia & steven

cynthia, sara, steve and the array of  appetizers

conversation

our lovely evening together in summit in the house sara built

socks

steve’s socks

dinner

dinner table and view

salad

the salad course

handbuilt house

sara’s handbuilt home in summit

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at the gate of gary’s studio

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art lined stairway up

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boston blackie? gary sez look it up on youtube.

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tools of the trade

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gary & nic

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where are we now?

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hiway 61 peace vida loco

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composition in antiques, velvets & tools

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the ford. the ice, the reference.

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afterwards table five 08

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nic looking cool in the 91 degree temperature outside

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yours truly

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our chariot awaits at the curb to take us to work in our own studio

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side view pair 1

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side view pair 5

 

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side view pair 6

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sideview pair #7

pair 7 side view

 

which did he choose?

which did he choose? (les brown, of glance, measuring)

 

pair being retired (over corpse reviver II)

pair being retired (over corpse reviver II) 

side view

side view (he says after 8 years he got tired of wearing this pair)

 


sunday 26 february

headstone of a great grandfather

salem’s pioneer cemetery. sunday feb 19, 2012.  nic kneeling in front of his ancestors.

charles pigler

here is the stone for the patriarch of the family, charles pigler. note the broken, flat top of the monument. several years ago, on another occasion to visit, nic found the heavy round marble top broken off & balancing precariously on its perch. fearing some other might take it, nic took it instead, & it is now a cherished artifact in our studio.

in loving memory of

charles pigler

died

apr. 5, 1892;

aged

62 y’rs 4 m’s &

5 dys.

walter

walter's stone

next to charles lies little walter. a sad story with no words but these:

walter

son of

charles & susan

pigler

born 14 may 1887

died 14 july 1889

on some future visit nic plans a rubbing to decipher the final four lines, which here time has rendered unreadable.

susan

on the south side of charles’ headstone, his wife susan’s inscription:

susan

pigler

born

july 15, 1854

died

may 18, 1934

tho she lost walter, their son of 2 yrs, she survived  80 years & is commemorated on the side of charles’ slab of stone.

susan s. stegmire, her maiden name.

pigler family plot

horst spandler, a beat scholar, musician and friend in germany informs us that pigler does not have anything to do with pigs.

i guess that’s a relief. pigler means, he says, lives on a hill. salem’s pioneer cemetery is on a hill off south commercial and hoyt.

The earliest death celebrated in the cemetery is reportedly that of the methodist missionary david leslie’s first wife, Mary A. Kinney Leslie,  in 1841.

mother

mother. a small rounded stone. is it for susan? most likely so. we saw several other stones among family plots exactly like this one, small, hunched stones inscribed mother.

my uncle chet (chester) murray died this february 15. he is the last of a line of my mother’s siblings.

he was 95.

nic made me this valentine for the 14th. i dedicate it to my uncle chet.

inside our hearts

RIP piglers: charles, susan, walter & RIP my own dear uncle chester murray.

peace & love,

sloy