Thursday, November 05, 2009

Frosty, one of the hostess for the Garden Club, and the guest speaker, Beverly P. St. John.

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.
This is the back of the note card.
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
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.


Small City Scenes said...

So very interesting.
In school I did not care for history--it was so dry--but as I got older and discovered how interesting it really was I enjoy it. specially when I got into local stuff. Magical!!! MB

Mary said...

Wow!!! Sounds like a wonderful book and one that I would like. Thanks for the heads up. Glad that Mimi was wearing blue. What a treasure.

Wishing you a great day.

Lady Di Tn said...

Grade school I was not interested but then I had a fantastic high school history teacher which hooked me into the wonderful world of history. His nickname was Moose. Peace

Blue is Mimi favorite color and she likes to wear it alot. I think it will be a nice book to read and have on display. Peace

Merle said...

Dear Dianne ~~ Great post about your Garden club and the Card for those dressed in blue. Good for Mimi.

I am so glad you liked my flowers, the hot weather is making them wilt
but I have enjoyed them for quite a while. Sorry your weather is so

I was so sad about the two shootings in 2 days and feel so sorry for the families involved.
Take good care, my friend.
Love and Peace, Merle.

Lady Di Tn said...

Glad you like the post. I cannot wait to get my book and curl up and read it on a cold winters evening. Beverly has gracious offered to sign my copy.
If one solider in that room had been allowed to carry his or her weapon the carnage would not have been as great in Ft. Hood. Also, any large office building has the funds to install metal detectors which would have provented the Fl. man entering the building however, greed is in place and they do not wish to spend the funds to protect the people in the buildings.
As a responsible gun owner, I do not have any sympathies for either of those idiots who pulled the trigger.
Those types should not be given due process but a slow and tortuous death. Neither respected life so why should we respect theirs. My heart goes out to all the families who are suffering from these tragedies.
Peace be with you and have a good weekend.