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Travel Bug Dog Tag Art-Rockwell-Homecoming Marine TB

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Released:
Sunday, February 2, 2014
Origin:
Texas, United States
Recently Spotted:
In the hands of Bass Brigade.

This is not collectible.

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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

Rockwell1945TheHomecoming

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 (7195.5mi) View Map

Visited 9/12/2017 Bass Brigade took it to Museum Campus - Chicago Illinois - 49.5 miles  Visit Log
Visited 9/7/2017 Bass Brigade took it to Bass Brigade's TB Bunker Illinois - 2.04 miles  Visit Log
Visited 8/25/2017 Bass Brigade took it to All Block and No Party Illinois - 4.41 miles  Visit Log
Visited 8/23/2017 Bass Brigade took it to Dacubs 349 Illinois - 161.02 miles  Visit Log
Retrieve It from a Cache 8/19/2017 Bass Brigade retrieved it from Friday Night Light Saber Fla$h Mob & Night Caches Wisconsin   Visit Log

Sorry for the delay in getting this tracked out of the West Bend Cache Bash.. we swapped 85 while there and are just getting around to retrieving the second half of those. Thanks!

Visited 8/11/2017 Bass Brigade took it to The Pink Flamingo ---Travel bug hotel Illinois - 159.17 miles  Visit Log
Dropped Off 8/7/2017 Earth Angel placed it in Friday Night Light Saber Fla$h Mob & Night Caches Wisconsin - .01 miles  Visit Log
Retrieve It from a Cache 8/7/2017 Earth Angel retrieved it from Ring Exchange! Wisconsin   Visit Log

Mary Hyde motivated me to do it...to earn gold coins in order to earn a map piece souvenir!

Dropped Off 8/7/2017 Ecorangers placed it in Ring Exchange! Wisconsin - 1.21 miles  Visit Log
Retrieve It from a Cache 8/7/2017 Ecorangers retrieved it from West Bend $1000 Cache Ba$h 2017 Wisconsin   Visit Log

YOU are personally invited to attend the 10th ANNIVERSARY "West Bend $1000 Cache Ba$h" mega event held the 2nd weekend in August 2017 (11-13) in West Bend Wisconsin "Geocaching Capital of the Midwest" With 1600 caches in a 10 mile radius. GC6TKHJ Thanks for putting it out there!!

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