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"It's The Journey That Counts, Our Destination's The Same!"dad and mom

Each Page has different music on CHROME> if refreshed with F5


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 Long Time No See...........................Give Me A Shout!




 
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................................ME and my Alter Ego........................


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BEFORE THE SLEDGEHAMMER. Still have $1.00 Deposit Receipt!

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WITH THE FINAL NAIL THREE YEARS LATER 1973
The BLACK NORTH EXPRESS;
Black North Aquazeum Exhibit
Marine Fish Import/Export
Pet Supplies & Tack Shop

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BLACK NORTH EXPRESS 1973



a bright idea; 10,000 gallon marine fish Aquazeum on display.

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give me a kiss


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Family Bus., another bright idea: Home Show display!

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY Great-GRANDPa 1984 - Dad MIA cause 3rd wife

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SWITCH GEARS: HAD ENOUGH SNOW = FLORIDA BOUND!!
 
 

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OK, pay'n some bills, now back to creating a 4'x4'

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TRIGGER HAPPY


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BACK TO THE FUTURE - I SOLD it on eBay $1400

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ecstasy - 1969 - India ink on 12" x 12" canvas

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alter ego - 1969 - India ink on 12" x 14" canvas............ Bob Conge inspired.


Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,
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I took the one less traveled by, has made all the difference... Mom took photo

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1st sweet ride: mom's '62 T-Bird elec. HardTop Conv. booth backseat
 
 

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'62 - dad's, incredibly quick four-speed!

Iowa Chevy Convertible Collection

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My '64 Stingray, paid $2200 in 1968 & '58 Roadster $1500
Sold both for my 1st work-Van...yah, I know, I know...
today both would bring well-over $100k...damn!

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SCHOOL'S OUT...BYE, BYE VETTES...TIME TO GO TO WORK!


50 years ago, cut my hair, sold my 2 Vettes for 1st Work-van 
and went to Woodstock to sell my paintings!
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/woodstock-at-50-in-the-words-and-music-of-those-who-were-there/


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It's no Corvette but still a Chevy and it'll make dreams happen.

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 My Authority Figure!


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MY MUSE FOR A 5 PAINTING SERIES!


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WHO ARE WE?-I painted 50 years B 4 WATCHMEN below
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WHO ARE WE? - I gave the painting to my Uncle Joe


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YOU talkin' to me?

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Mom's custom built Avanti, drove 30 years...



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.................Hang'n out with some friends..................


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Who will I be?.....Will I change anything for the better?

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A LONG AND WINDING ROAD


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We fashioned these 2 Glass-Art pieces from a poster I had as a
kid. I made the "Sheriff" for "W" on his 1st 100-days before 9/11!






50 years ago, sold my 2 Vettes for 1st Work-van
and went to Woodstock to sell my paintings!
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/woodstock-at-50-in-the-words-and-music-of-those-who-were-there/


By the time I got to Woodstock
      
  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKdsRWhyH30
Saturday afternoon the fences were crashed, no one was taking tickets,
but on the way home I stopped, stood atop my van window sill,
reached-up and popped this cardboard “Parking sign” off a phone pole.



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a whisper in time
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~ 35th in 2013....... and still going in 40th year ~

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The Answer's Beyond The Stars

Catholics, Hebrews, Muslim Chiefs,
Each need the Right, which one's the thief?
To steal a religion or cooped a faith
All seek the power to reign over Man,
Each lays claim and does what it can.

Then if only one's right which will it be?
But what about Lutheran, Hindu, Shinto maybe,
Or Buddhists, if Zen, the argument persists.
From temples of Aztecs, pyramids to the stars
Only one can be right it must surely be ours.

Ritual Mystics worship dogma and doctrine.
Agnostics and Atheists, Puritans akin,
One has the answer, only one sees the Light.
Each a stake in the game, it's just too absurd,
Too many to name which one has "The WORD?"

Lest we forget Plato, Hegel, Jung, Darwin,
Darwin to be sure. What if "TRUTH" hadn't
Arrived here yet or perished before time,
Would Yahweh, Allah, Jesus, any true GOD
condone a single LIFE taken in Its NAME?

Gary P VanCola

Copyright ©2004 Gary P VanCola


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Love You Too Dad!




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Salute, Cin Cin 6-8-16

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1960 - Rio main dining room

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Might I suggest the Clams Casino ala Rio or Escargot, Caesar Salad dressing w/egg prepped at table

Chateaubriand or Rack of Lamb, asparagus Holland
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a Rio Rhum-Baba, fresh brewed coffee, cube sugar & real cream

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Bon Appétit - 1960

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1978

Click 2nd Video link of 90 gal. tank

Click here to play 90 gal. Saltwater tank video