Meet Laverne

Born in 1925 in Milwaukee. Mother dies when she was 4. Father dies when she was 13. Raised her younger sister, Shirley.

Played center field for the Milwaukee women’s baseball team during WWII. 300 bowler. Amazing golfer. JC Penny’s first female computer engineer.

“I’m 84 years old and had a great life. My girlfriends are sitting on the couch crying over regrets, watching the news and waiting to die. I lived without regrets. I tried everything I wanted to do.”

Her husband Leo in a sidebar conversation smiled and said: “I grew up in family owned bar and bowling alley in Thorpe. It took me 13 years to finally out-bowl her.”

 

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Art View: I Get Around

I get around. No. Seriously. I do.

This year we are doing about twenty-five shows between April and October from Texas to Michigan and up and down the Mississippi River Valley. Because of all the getting around we do, this year we began a project to video document the artists and people that we meet around us. The videos are far from professional, but like my friends, I prefer to think of them as authentic. The result is that you will get to meet some really wonderful people and fantastic artists that you may not know are out there.

At least that is the hope. You get to decide. Where possible we will include links to their websites, Facebook pages and their other social media.

You can see more about this endeavor on my Vintage Painter Youtube channel.