When I was a kid and everyone had to choose their favorite Beatle I was firmly in George Harrison's camp. As I grew older and more rebellious my loyalties shifted to John Lennon. His shooting and death really knocked me back 30 years ago.
I visited My old friend Allen Green yesterday to drop off a pot I'd made for him. Allen and his dad, the Codger, have made beautiful copper lighting since the 1970's and, back in the days when I first came to Fredericksburg, they made weather vanes as well. The Codger passed away a couple of years ago and Allen still carries on their work today.
We joke these days about being the senior members of the craft community here in Fredericksburg...he being a bit longer in the tooth than I makes him our fearless leader and me #2. The shop is in a great old red brick commercial building and it is a true emporium of artifacts, tools and Fredericksburgiana!
|The workshop is a bit lost amidst the stuff, but it's in there.|
|You can see a version of their lamp in the middle of this photo.|
|The guitar is a weathervane and Dylan is, well, Dylan.|