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GI Joe
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Okay, what kid didn’t have a GI Joe back in the day? I only had one, but apparently, there was a miss communication between my Mom and my Grandma one Christmas because I ended up with two GI Joe Space...
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1970’s Vintage Squirt Gun
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I remember playing in the basement of my Grandma and Grandpa Carter’s house in Royal Oak, Michigan when we were kids. One of the things they had in the basement was a play box, filled with odds and ends for...
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Grape Tootsie Pop No.1
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It's happened a few times now that I've run out of my large rolls of drawing paper while I have the urge to draw. This was one of those times. I went through my flat files and found some Canson...
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Algonac Pickerel Tournament Goldfish
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Every 4th of July, families from Anchor Bay up to Marine City would head to downtown Algonac for the Pickerel Tournament and a chance to fill up on cotton candy, ferris wheel rides, carney games, and watch our small town...
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Marshmallow No.2
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The weekend before my show came down at the Fig Tree Gallery, I was at our neighbor's house for a little party. I was talking with a few people about how amazing it was to have a one-man show and...
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Jacks
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Onesies. Twosies. Threesies. Yep, if you know the count, you know I’m talking about Jacks. Boys had green plastic soldiers. Girls had Jacks. Either was considered lethal if left on the floor at night and Mom or Dad stepped on...
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Croquet Ball No.1
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My parents belonged to a social group called Club Apache. It was basically the guys my Dad grew up with, their wives and all of the kids everyone was popping out. Back then, everyone was fairly strapped for money, so...
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TAD Davis Cup Classic Tennis Racquet
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The TAD Davis Classic tennis racquet was probably the most elegant racquet I'd ever seen. I wanted one from the very first time I saw Jorge, one of my tennis teammates in high school, play with it. Simply beautiful. It...
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Attacking Martian Robot No.1
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This was my first attempt at drawing my silver, 50’s Horikawa Attacking Martian Robot. The problem was that my drawing was too large for my drafting table. When I finished and hung the drawing on my wall, I realized I...
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Marshmallow No.1
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At the end of every Club Apache BBQ, the Dads would build a small bonfire by the water and all of the kids would gather to roast marshmallows. The easiest way to do this was to use a bent clothes...
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