If I were a crier I'd have tear stained cheeks. Please read!

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by loanwizard, Feb 27, 2008.

  1. loanwizard

    loanwizard Well-Known Member

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    Being a used car dealer and a landlord gives me an opportunity to affect peoples lives every day. For the most part it is what it is, people with problems are a chance for me to look good or bad depending on my decisions. I rarely feel emotional because of this and other things early on.

    That said, I would like to share this with you my brothers and sisters of the BOC. Lat weekend we had a sinker molding party over at RamRods house. In the planning stages we called each other, planned rides etc... Well, my fishin partner 85% of the time is Netman Jack and he was to meet me over at the car lot where we would then go pick up Rollo.
    Rollo, Jack and I cut up an awful lot on here but we are pretty tight.... I thought. Well around Christmas, I was walking through an old canal boat town (Roscoe Village), when I saw some hot relish type stuff. Netman likes hot things so I picked it up for him for Christmas. Well, we haven't seen each other since his flathead season ended, sometime in October and the sinker gathering was when we'd see each other and I posted that I would bring it. Jack said he had a surprise for me and Rollo asked if we wanted to drive alone.... You get the drift of that type of conversation.

    Saturday morning rolls around and I meet Jack, get loaded up and head out. Just chatting away I handed Jack that little 6 oz bottle of condiment and asked what surprise he had for me. Jack pulled out a little photo envelope and said, well it wasn't dry yet so I took a picture of it.

    When I opened it I was speechless, and that is saying something from the silver tongued devil. It was a picture of a painting. He painted me an 18x24 canvas of a flathead under a limb with a tire leaned against the tree all painted as an underwater scene. Folks, this is no Bob Ross painting, it is a fine piece of art that will hang in a prominent spot in my dealership. In the lower left corner is a dealer license plate that is fashioned after the Ohio tags from the 70's and it say #1 Dealer.
    There is dual significance to that tag being as the Dealer 1 tag is always on whatever vehicle I drive.

    I wasn't even aware that the man painted and from the picture I can tell you he wouldn't be a starving artist. He told me that I was the third person he'd ever painted a canvas for and, doggone it I am not an emotional type, but my eyes are kinda misty as I type this.... Slap Slap... ok get control boy.... Ok I'm back.

    Anyway I just wanted to share with you all, newbie and old salt alike, the depth of some of the frienships forged on this very site.

    Jack said some things about the whys and wherefors but it doesn't matter. The thought, the effort, the talent it took, is worth far more than I can ever convey.

    So often the news we hear is negative, I just wanted to share something uplifting with all of you.
     
  2. poisonpits

    poisonpits Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    sounds like a master piece.could you please post a pic.of it for all to see.
     

  3. willcat

    willcat New Member

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    please post a pic if u dont mind, i bet that is an awesome painting
     
  4. Cheryl

    Cheryl Well-Known Member

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    Shawn,
    Thanks for that heart touching story. Can you post a pic of it? We would love to see it. :big_smile:
     
  5. baitchunker

    baitchunker New Member

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    thats good stuff fella's.
     
  6. loanwizard

    loanwizard Well-Known Member

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    I can't post a pic but I bet Jack can. Let me see if I can raise him.
     
  7. lawnman61

    lawnman61 New Member

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    Jack posted a pic of it last weekend, it truely is a work of art, Jack did an awesome job. I can't find the thread at the moment.
    It would be an honor to hang a piece of Jacks art.

    :big_smile::wink:
     
  8. Mike81

    Mike81 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks..that's pretty darn cool. Post a pic when you can, would like to see it. :cool2:
     
  9. Mike81

    Mike81 Well-Known Member

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    That's awesome!
     
  10. Catgirl

    Catgirl New Member

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    Thanks Al!

    Wow Shawn, that's awesome! I'd be thrilled myself; heck, I AM thrilled :big_smile: and it's not even my painting. I didn't know Jack was that sort of artiste either, but it doesn't surprise me......poet, singer, fisherman extraordinaire. Who knows how many rabbits he can pull out of his hat? :cool2:

    You're some kinda brother Jack. :0a31:
     
  11. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    Awsome painting,thanks for sharin . You just never what secret lives we lead at times or our hidden talents .:wink:
     
  12. catfishrollo

    catfishrollo New Member

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    i must say, I was much impressed myself. It just goes to show what friendship really means. I have known either very long. But can say, they are both mighty fine people and I it is nice to know people like them. I actually called jack one night just to get my mind straight with a few issues. I hardly know this guy, but he got me back on track.. thanks for the thread shawn, and hats off to both of you...rollo
     
  13. ryang

    ryang Well-Known Member

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    Dont lie Shawn I saw you crying at the sinker making gathering or was that the amount of lead burnoff in the air:crazy:
     
  14. river scum

    river scum New Member

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    wow! now thats a nice justure and painting. you got talent brother.
     
  15. Flatheadhunter33

    Flatheadhunter33 New Member

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    I definitely aggree with everyone here. Thats is an amazing painting!
     
  16. keyskevin

    keyskevin New Member

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    Thanks for the link Al,and thanks to the Artist as well.
     
  17. BIG GEORGE

    BIG GEORGE New Member

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    HEY JACK! Do ya do nudes? LOL! When I first saw it a while back I admired it. Fine work and a great geture.
     
  18. arkrivercatman

    arkrivercatman New Member

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    Thats awesome.The story and the painting.The bond that fishing partners is one that cannot be truely explained.Sadly many do not realize what they have until it is gone.Its great to see someone who realizes what really matters and appreciates it.
     
  19. poisonpits

    poisonpits Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    definantly a fine photo.makes you want to ease up and tickel his bottom jaw.