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Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

I retired in 2005 after dealing blackjack and roulette in Las Vegas casinos for almost 20 years. I have one daughter and one grand-daughter who introduced me to altered art after my retirement. I was born in Iowa and grew up on a farm. I began the Memoirs of a Wildrose blog in the form of letters to my daughter to share information with her about family heirlooms and family history, plus remembrances of today, yesterday and yesteryear ! "Book of Douglas" blog is the story of my late husband, his life as I knew him, and our journey through life together. Ginny's Art blog was created to provide myself a record of my artsy creations.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Fast Cars

I am inclined to believe that Douglas' love of cars and speed was inherited from a grandfather he never knew until he was an adult. C.J. Rose was one of a team of two drivers that took this Hupmobile across the state of Iowa in record time in the year 1915. A newspaper ad and trophy were found amongst Minnie Rose's belongings after she passed away. The ad was decoupaged to create a plaque that hangs in a collage in my entry hall and the trophy sits atop a curio cabinet. These pages show photos of Douglas at an early age with his tricycles, and pretending to drive a tractor and school bus. He was happy when he was behind a wheel of a vehicle, especially when there was no limit to the speed he could run.


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