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Travel Bug Dog Tag Art-Rockwell-Homecoming Marine TB02

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Sunday, 20 July 2014
Texas, United States
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In the hands of MeganLutz.

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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 (1128.9mi) View Map

Grab It (Not from a Cache) 02/06/2015 MeganLutz grabbed it   Visit Log

This is my husband and I's first trackable and we intend to recache it this sunday!!! Excited to see how far it will go

Write note 01/02/2015 leavittfam4 posted a note for it   Visit Log

took it to smith station boy scouts are 128 in alabama

Grab It (Not from a Cache) 10/19/2014 leavittfam4 grabbed it   Visit Log

saw this and plan on dropping it off either in central texas or Louisiana

Dropped Off 09/07/2014 CnCeek placed it in 380 Post W (Garza Co, p 42 DeL) Texas   Visit Log

Re dropped this as I meant to discover and not take.

Retrieve It from a Cache 09/07/2014 CnCeek retrieved it from 380 Post W (Garza Co, p 42 DeL) Texas   Visit Log


Dropped Off 09/07/2014 p0n3y placed it in 380 Post W (Garza Co, p 42 DeL) Texas - 7.68 miles  Visit Log

Dropped in 380 Post W (Garza Co.)

Grab It (Not from a Cache) 09/07/2014 p0n3y grabbed it   Visit Log


Dropped Off 08/21/2014 shellbadger placed it in 84 Post SE (Garza Co, p 42 DeL) Texas - 552.16 miles  Visit Log
Visited 08/07/2014 shellbadger took it to Stanleyish Colorado - .81 miles  Visit Log
Visited 08/05/2014 shellbadger took it to Samson Colorado - 484.44 miles  Visit Log
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