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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.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

The Prankster

The professional photo of Douglas was taken in 1983 when we were on a trip to Iowa to celebrate his parents 50th wedding anniversary. The snapshot with our Irish setter, Ginger, was back in the late 70's. Douglas mail ordered for the certificate to be a reverend of a church as it was a job that he always thought he would be good at. He did like to preach to me, sometimes !!! He had crazy business cards made up as a fun thing to give to people he met -- always looking to be the jokester !! Also on this page are odds for football bets and horse races, which were fun things he liked to do at the sports books at the casinos.  The Avon Man hat was a spur of the moment gift I gave to him.  I sold Avon products for years and he would always take the brochures to girls that worked at Pepper's, his favorite hangout.  They would give him orders for me and he would deliver them, so he became known as the "Avon Man" !!

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