Don’t forget to go to http://beartoons.com to find out more about Bearman’s Charity Challenge.
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I have found as I run in to old friends from several decades ago that as we talk over the things that happened thy really get better each time. They don’t seem to remember all the details that I remember and I certainly don’t remember all the details that they share with me. Even with my kids it amazes me at how different our accounts of events are from when they were young.
Creative memory is not really such a bad thing though. It really spices up the conversation.
Sometimes progress brings us changes that we just don’t want to have to deal with.
You probably notice the picture of Bearman of http://beartoons.com on Mildred’s wall. Mildred is not a fan of much but it seems that she must like Bearman and his comics because this is not the first time that she has posted him on her wall. Actually Bearman might have reached the soft spot (if there is one) in Mildred’s heart because of his annual Charity Challenge. Bearman uses this challenge to promote his website and as a chance to donate his own money to charitable causes. You can read more about it here.
I think costing Bearman money is some progress we can all get in on.
I definitely love comics. I love drawing comics, I love reading comics but most of all I think the biggest thrill is appearing in comics. Several of my fellow comic creators have honored me by using me as a character in their comics at one time or another. My Good friend Michael Phelps, creator of the ”Life On 66″ comic uses me as a re-appearing character in his strip. Recently I received a surprise gift in the mail. It was Michael’s new book “The Whole Shebang”, a collection of the first couple of years of his webcomic. Not only did Michael autograph it and draw my picture on the inside but he gave me “shout out” with a link to my site inside the pages of the book. Even though I have read all the comics before I have still enjoyed reading them again. Thanks Michael for all the good comics, thanks for the book, thanks for using me as a character, and thanks for putting a link to my site in your book. Most of all thanks for giving an old redneck something to smile about.
You can check out “Life on 66″ at
I promise that you will be glad you did.
I have been doing some Mildred solos lately. Hope you enjoy them. I will probably do more with Edna and Mildred but I just feel like Mildred can stand alone…probably against a whole army. Again I want to apologize for not being around on the internet and leaving comments much the last couple of weeks. I have been extremely busy getting my jewelry and copper work ready for the Summer selling season. (Also catching up on some much needed yard work etc.) I have been feeling better the last couple of weeks than I have in months. I might just snap back after all. That’s what us tough old Geezers do.
I am a firm believer that our Government is way too big, way to incompetent and has too much graft and corruption. Now having said that I am going to spend the weekend enjoying the freedom I have in a country that is still the best in the history of Civilization, in spite of the mistakes our government has made. It is great because it is filled with great people.
I used to be a lean mean fightin’ machine and now I’m just a round mound chow hound. I am not sure if it is a blessing or a curse that our minds don’t always accept that our bodies are broken down. Even now, and I know that I have extreme physical limitations, I find that my mind will write checks that my body just can’t cash.
My closet has something in there that keeps shrinkin’ my clothes. Someone changed my porch so that it is much higher and harder to climb the steps than it used to be. My wife is obviously smuggling marble slabs in her luggage but so far she has not been able to deliver any of them because everytime I pick up the bags they still weigh the same. Time has changed too. It gets late a lot earlier than it used to. On Father’s day I am now in the running for being the oldest Father in the services.
I’m not sure what happened to the young vibrant man I used to be but I know he is still around. He gets excited when he sees a go-cart or a dirt bike. He listens with enthusiasm as someone talks about white water rafting and hopes he will be able to go someday. He sees all the things that need to be done around Gatorhead and promises that someday he will do them. Sadly though he is a blowhard. He talks a good game but he doesn’t show up when the heavy lifting starts.
Maybe if he had drawn comics and made jewelry back when he was somewhere besides deep in my imagination he would have been able to stay around a lot longer.
It seems like the News Media can’t get enough of this process. No offense to Catholics but those of us who are not Catholic mostly are a little confused by all the fuss and especially about the process. Secret meetings and smoke seem more like politics than religion to us. If you see smoke comin’ from a Baptist Church you can pretty well be sure it is either on fire or they are barbequin’ ribs.
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