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6" x 9" Mixed Media Drawing on Antique Dictionary
One of my favorite things is to draw nostalgic images. As a kid growing up on the rural prairies of Oklahoma, a treat was meeting friends at a local skating rink. My tribe and I spent lots of Saturdays and special occasions from childhood through our teens skating together. I wouldn't dare put on a pair of skates these days but my grandchildren still skate from time to time on the same old wooden floor at the local rink.
My mother-in-law still gets out her baton and her skates to enjoy playing with her great grandchildren. Patt puts us all to shame with her energy and her joy. I am a happy spectator but she is still so young at heart. I love this snappy photo of her with pom-poms on her lace up skates.
My Mother-in-law Patricia in her skates
I hope someone discovers this little drawing and that it brings up some happy memories of times spent skating away with no cares in the world. I can still hear Bobby Darin singing as I endlessly flew around on that big, wooden oval.