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Saturday, November 20, 2010
Maggie and I are always discussing something--literature, most often--or art, or politics, or life, or death, or religion, or poetry. When we are together, we savor poetry the way others might savor fine wine. You can tell in the photo above that she and I are deep into solving one of the world's problems or another.
I remember the only art class I took in college. It was Art Appreciation, taught by Professor Gilman Randall, who also taught mathematics courses. I think it was a required course, but perhaps not, but we both took his class. I took the course evenings, so I could work as many hours as possible, since I was putting myself through college (with the help of several scholarships). Maggie and I both remember Professor Randall with great fondness. He and Jansen are responsible for much of my education in the history of art.
(You too can own a copy of H. W. Jansen's HISTORY OF ART; I saw it on Amazon.com yesterday for only $149! You'll know how ancient I am when I tell you that the price I paid for my copy was $9.95!)
Despite our age difference, we have been the best of friends for 45 years! What a blessing she has been in my life. I am so thankful, in this season of Thanksgiving, for Marguerite Fay Decker--my best friend!