… One of the resident artist at Bama Creations, a site I belong to, has gifted me with two of her paintings … I often use her art in the work I post here @ Marilyn Allen … Anyway, I love each one, and, they are two of the three “gifts that are framed by a frame” …

The other one is a picture of my mom when she was in high school … The town where she lived asked folks to send in old pictures and she happened to be in one of those … My aunt who worked at the newspaper recognized her and sent the picture to me … She was born in 1919 so this must have been taken around 1935-36 … Woodrow Wilson High School, Beckley, WV … Red and white star is under her picture.

Of course, I love these gifts and am very grateful for each one … thank you, Father!