Thursday, July 29, 2010

Passenger Pigeon "Article" by Jack Freeman c1932

  • Commentary by a 12 (?) year old Jack Freeman c1932 ( though I really think around 1938 given the signature) in an unknown Oklahoma newspaper of the time.  He had published or was mentioned in numerous FFA articles especially in the 1930's  regarding his interest in birds especially hawks, owls, nighthawks and shrikes.  An artist all his life , he lived long enough to see his works soar in value at various non-profit auctions...The Freeman's are blessed with artistic genes, even with no schooling.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Jack Dempsey Freeman Jan. 4, 1921-June 21, 2010

  Photo of dad taken during World War II... Lived 89 yrs, 6 months and 17 days.  Died just moments after summer solstice 2010.  Never liked hot weather anyway. He was proud of his service as a pilot and instructor..  The props here are spinning as one can see the wind blown trousers and his grip on the wing,  He is ready to go.  Those must have been the days.