Beverly gave all the ladies who were wearing blue a note card with a copy of one of her father's prints. No I was not wearing blue but as the Gods of Fate would have it, Mimi had on a blue jacket.
The meeting at the Garden Club was Mimi's first social outing since her hip replacement surgery. It was a beautiful sunny day and the guest speaker was Beverly P. St. John.
She was a delightful lady and said her husband enjoyed telling folks that he had made a Pick Up a Saint. She passed around copies of her father's prints and gave a short history as life with a famous father.
At one point, she told us of a fairy ring of cedar trees and dogwood trees on their farm and I thought of all my friends who enjoy fairies. Can you imagine a real fairy ring to visit as a child?
She and a co author, Gary A Webb have just completed a book on her father, THE LIFE AND WORK OF ERNEST A PICKUP. The following facts are taken from the Cover Letter of what the book will contain:
1. An essay about his life and career as a self -taught artist
2. How he happened to start making and exhibiting woodblock prints-one of the
oldest and most difficult of all art media
3. A listing of the museums in the United States and Europe where his prints were
4. Over 55 of his prints of varying subjects
5. A catalog (listing) of his works
6. And more importantly (to me, Beverly) a chapter of my memoirs of him as a
husband, father, and Christian gentleman
A special introductory price of $30.00 and $5.00 shipping (total $35.00) can be done by making check payable to E. A. Pickup Book. Send check and number of copies you wish to purchase to E. A. Pickup Book Project, P.O. Box 1642, Brentwood, TN. 37024-1642
The book is hardbound, approximately 8 1/2 x 11 inches in size with approxmiately one hundred and twenty pages. If you have need of more information please call 615-415-4423 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org
For all who enjoy history and especially Nashville history I have provided the above information. I have NOT been paid to do this post and the only reason I have provided the information is because of my LOVE of History.
The Kitty Justice is I will have to buy my copy, just like you.