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Travel Bug Dog Tag Art-Rockwell-Homecoming Marine TB

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Sunday, 02 February 2014
Texas, United States
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In the hands of morganpower.

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Please drop this item in rural or Premium Member Only caches.  Do not place it in an urban cache or leave it behind at a caching event.  Transport the bug in the original plastic bag for as long as the bag lasts; this prevents the chain and tag tangling with other items.  Otherwise, take this travel bug anywhere you wish.  No permission needed to leave the U.S.

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About This Item


This is one of a series of travel bugs made to recognize paintings or illustrations seen, and admired by the bug owner. A digital copy of this work was downloaded from the internet. It was reduced in size and proportions cropped to accommodate the laminating materials available to the owner. Regrettably these processes diminish the effort of the artist. The text below is a mixture of my own observations and material gleaned from the internet.

My grandparents had a subscription to the Saturday Evening Post until it ceased publication in 1969. When I visited them I would gather up the back issues to read the jokes. After a while I began to notice the covers. Norman Rockwell may well have been the first artist whose work I could recognize on sight. Many critics in his lifetime sniffed at the idea that an illustrator could be considered an artist. But time has been kind to him. If art is done to elicit an emotional response, then Rockwell was an artist. Never mind that the emotion was often humor or American ideals and never mind that it didn’t it require a scholar to tell you how you were supposed to interpret it.

Anyway, I had read and reread all of the Posts I could find over the years.  Sometime in the late 1950s I discovered some storage under the seat of a bay window.  Joy of joys, there was a mound of really old Saturday Evening Posts, including many with Rockwell covers.  For some reason this one stuck with me. Perhaps it was because it reminded me that I and my grandfathers were the only males in a family of my mother, grandmothers, sisters and aunts.  My dad and uncles had served in the Pacific and all came home. This illustration appeared on the cover of the Post, October 13,1945.

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Tracking History (12448.5mi) View Map

Retrieve It from a Cache 04/26/2019 morganpower retrieved it from Are you sleeping brother John? Ontario, Canada   Visit Log


Dropped Off 11/19/2018 janavr1 placed it in Are you sleeping brother John? Ontario, Canada - 378.35 miles  Visit Log
Retrieve It from a Cache 10/13/2018 janavr1 retrieved it from TB Clinic - A Site for Sore Eyes Wisconsin   Visit Log

We're moving this bug along in the direction of the True Northl!

Dropped Off 10/04/2018 demek placed it in TB Clinic - A Site for Sore Eyes Wisconsin - 41.88 miles  Visit Log
Visited 10/03/2018 demek took it to Entering the Land of Adventure Wisconsin - 52.25 miles  Visit Log
Visited 10/03/2018 demek took it to ZH53002-01 Town Of Wayne Wisconsin - 1.57 miles  Visit Log
Visited 10/03/2018 demek took it to 51 Cache a Star Wisconsin - 42.17 miles  Visit Log
Visited 10/01/2018 demek took it to WSQ Where the Woodbine Twineth Wisconsin - 16.05 miles  Visit Log
Visited 09/30/2018 demek took it to Team Donut's TB & Swag Exchange Wisconsin - 198.9 miles  Visit Log
Visited 09/28/2018 demek took it to Happy New Year 2017 Michigan - .25 miles  Visit Log
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