Aside from my marriage to Judy and the birth of our two sons, today was just about the next biggest day in my life. This morning Judy and I delivered the three scenes that the museum acquired for their permanent collection. In the photo below is, from the right, Robert Kane; Chairman, Phillips 66, Ken Meek; Museum Director, Bob Fraser; CEO and Operations Officer for the Frank Phillips Foundation, and me; Hayseed from Jay, Oklahoma. After the carvings were placed in their cases I just stood there for a while, completely dumbfounded that something I did would remain permanently surrounded by the works of Charles Russell, Frederick Remington, Thomas Moran, Joe Beeler and numerous other noted western artists of the past and preset. Wow!
There are quite a few other photos in the Gallery and I apologize for the movement in some of them.....no doubt caused by the amount of nervousness on Judy's and my part. So, if someday you happen to be heading down US60 west out of Bartlesville, OK, make a left turn onto Oklahoma 123 and drive southwest a few miles to see about 5 years of my life.