as evidenced by a few of the images included within this posting...
I have written about President Kennedy in a number of posts here Blogger, dear reader, and you may reference them by clicking here.
And I'm also feeling melancholy on this day, of November 22nd, re another event that occurred (in 1995), as that is the date that my father spoke his last words, into a tape-recorder from his hospital bed, saying, "the doctor hoped to have him out of the hospital the Monday after Thanksgiving," which fell on November the twenty-seventh, just as it does this year.
However, the doctor did not have my father out of the hospital on "the Monday after Thanksgiving," as he had hoped. Instead, he took a turn for the worse, before succumbing to death by septic shock eight days later, on November 30, 1995.
My father must have sensed death was near, and he took the opportunity to say a few things. His very short tape is included in this posting, and if you decide to listen to it, dear reader, you can click on "play bar " below the image of the cassette pictured here.
FYI, it may take a few seconds before you hear any sound.
... and I'm fighting the onset the persistent of a head-cold as well as a sore throat; which is the main reason I'm staying hunkered down on this Thanksgiving Day: I certainly don't want to be feeling ill on that day!
Another gallery on my web-site holds my kaleidoscopic images which are now also within my collections on Fine Art America (FAA).
By the way, I've just received a notification from FAA that starting today, 11-22-2018 through midnight 11-26-2018 EST, FAA is offering free shipping to anyone in the USA who purchases products they create using my photos.
They are printing a few images from my Words In Our Beak book series on greeting cards (a few examples can be seen in images below).
As you may recall, FAA is the organization who is rendering a certain number of my pictures (10 as of now) of the Mandarin duck (as well as pictures from my kaleidoscopic collection — 12) on to various surfaces (including acrylic, canvas, metal, poster-paper, and wood) for wall art.
Additionally, they are printing my Mandarin duck and kaleidoscopic pictures on items for home decor (including throw pillows, duvet covers and shower curtains) as well as items for personal use such as tote-bags and spiral notebooks.
I've only included a few samples here, so I recommend that you visit my FAA collections to see the breadth of choices.
As we all know, many holidays will soon to be here, and no matter which ones you celebrate, you are sure to find something to give to those near and dear to you within my collections on FAA; but I urge you to look ASAP while their free shipping offer lasts.
After all, wouldn't you rather use shipping money for a glass of vino, a cup of coffee, or a hot chocolate...
Purchase info for the books in the Words In Our Beak series:
Volume One: ISBN: 9780996378529
Book Seller Info: http://bit.ly/2AFZDCz
Barnes & Noble On-Line: http://bit.ly/2AAnB26
book culture On Columbus (a bookstore on the UWS in NYC): http://bit.ly/2FsC1Uf
Book Seller Info: http://bit.ly/2q75g8e
Barnes & Noble On-Line: http://bit.ly/2G65m6H
Barnes & Noble On-Line: http://bit.ly/2vedQot
EACH OF THESE BOOKS CAN BE ORDERED FROM ANY PLACE SELLING BOOKS BY GIVING THEM THE TITLE, OR ISBN, OR MY NAME, PATRICIA YOUNGQUIST.