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Mural completed November 22, 2003
Thank you Perkins for all your support !!!
Here are the last pictures of this great project. The pictures are from the last 5 days of the trip. Included are the pics from the incredible rainstorm on Monday and Tuesday. Pictures of my friends and relatives helping me paint to make the deadline, pictures from the reception and the last day after sealing the mural.
Aunt Vonda, Ian , and Karyn Thank you all for the help!!! and music and cake
2nd Cousin Jennifer, Friend Kathy, Ian, 3rd cousin Maria, and cousin Pam
Look at them GO!!! Thank you all sooooo much
Cousin Pam with her grandkids Maria and Devon
Rainstorm on the last Monday and Tuesday,,,didn't think I had a chance to finish by Friday...
Tuesday mid-day....if you don't like the Oklahoma weather...wait a few minutes...sheesh!!
Two of my best friends from school...Barbara and Charlotte, Deanna was missing
I'll be back so we can all hang out and have some fun...no painting!!!
It was great to see you three again.
Ex-Hubby working on mural
A detail of my 48 Suburban, with my 3 kids in back, Zuriel, Joseph and David.
Mr. Tate and Brian Manager and worker at Perkins Food Center
The ribs on Saturday are to die for!!!! Brian keep an eye out for Pepper :)
Ian the "Jack of all trades!" entertaining the guest at the Reception!!!!
A Granddad and 4 kids, enjoying the cake and soda!!!
Aunt Vonda serving cake, Thressa, Uncle Bob kids in background. Scaffolding was our table : )
Cousin Thressa, Artist Kathy, Guest Shelia having fun!!!
Margaret and Burt Coat, very very nice people, Cousin Jim in background, guest kid.
Thomas Limpkin, one of the sweetest kids in town, very proud of his brick for his Family
Some Perkins Beauties !!!!! Debbie, Opal the Great, Katy, and Kathy
Ian the Master (girls he's single and great!!!) My Aunt Vonda, she is FANTASTIC!!!!
Mr Tate, he's a great guy with a funny personality....I love him!!!! Signed Nora Anoya hee hee
Me Cousin Beverly, and Mr.&Mrs Burt Coat, M&M Richard Coat
Nora with Opal , she was great friends with my Grandparents, and a great friend for me during this trip.
My Uncle Kenny and Aunt Vonda, I wouldn't have survived without them!!! I love you !!!
A new good friend Trisha Cobb, national judge of Brown Swiss Cattle YIPPEE
Coy Funk and Skylar Schipper 8th grade students.
OWNERS of "The Manure Gourmet" 1-405-372-DUNG
Stillwater residents, 8th graders, entrepreneurs of fertilizer company
Due to appear on "Late Night with David Letterman" How cool is that!?!!?!!
Closer view of mural, circa 1944 picture of Iowa Tribe on right, Mighty Haag Circus wagon Left
Homes of Freed's, Wilhite's and Thomas' shown right, behind Sherrods, Olivet Church Upper right
Eve's Dad's '59 chevy Truck, Patty's horse, Katy's Paint, and Lorraine's Mule
East side of Main street, Cozene's Black Nash, Ellens '56 Ford, Mr. Tate Blue Buick convertible
Ray Gazaway's Grandad's Wagon, Jim's Corvette, Opals '28, Kenny's Stude Truck,
Christian Church in background, Iowa Chief Tohee on bridge coming into town,
1916 GAR Dedication for Servicemen in center with Flag
Nora's 48 Suburban, A runaway '57 , WIlson's Green Panel truck, Ellen's '56 Ford,
A '37 OK Hiway Patrol chasing a Tryon couple in a White over Red '56 Ford (won't say the name)
Burt's Jewelry Shop, oldest single business in Perkins, Perkins Journal, Cotton Gin,
Chatry house, home of Frank "Pistol Pete" Eaton, Oklahoma's original Cowboy OSU!!!
Pole sitters in foreground, Branstetter kids fishin' in the middle, runaway Tyron '56 ford,
Iowa tribe Fallis village middle left.
Close up of detail, painting around the AC unit, ice on conduit. Miss Oklahoma Charlavan Baker, Brian and Michael at the 'First and Last Chance Saloon' left side by harleys
River baptism above the Methodist Church, 1908 4th of July Celebration by Rankin's
Old Methodist Church and River baptism
Cotton Wagons, and 4th of July Celebration
1st State Bank, Mighty Haag Circus wagon and Band, tribute to Servicemen, and 'wagon guy'
Painting on AC cover, old 2 1/2 story Perkins School building, White old Frame School House with Bell,
Another view, Memory bricks below, painted AC, Pistol Pete behind '59 Chevy truck on Horse
Detail of my Grandparent's store, First it was built as the Frame Livery Stable next to Mollie's Dress shop.
1919 red brick building built as Lyric Movie Theater, and Platt Brothers Ford new car showroomPistol Pete's blacksmith shop was in the north end of Parking Lot.
1953 entire builidng became known as"Del-Mars Food Store" until 1986 when Granddad died. Baptist church shown above Del-Mars, "Mini-Mural" painted on side of building (notice white watertower) Jorns & Thoroughman building (green) now Sassar's Antiques (Thanks Mrs. Sassar) Four little girls in matching dresses would have to be Lora, Nora, Dana, and Beth (my twin and younger sisters)
If anyone would be interested in getting postcard type copies of these and many more pictures, please e-mail me at email@example.com I am collecting names to generate postcard booklets to be purchased for a small cost. These would make great keepsakes or gifts for people from Perkins but now live out of town.
Booklets will have 10-20 color detail pictures of mural with information about mural.
You can also call me at 602.499.4973.
Thank You ALL