Friday, December 17, 2010

Petunia Pig

 She's not the REAL Petunia Pig but she has pretty roses and vines all over her and she's about 43 years old!  In 1967 my father took me to a Red Sox game. We had dinner at the Prudential Center and when I admired this little piggy bank in a gift shop he bought it for me. A great memory of a night out with my dad. The Red Sox won the American League Pennant that year which became known as The Impossible Dream and was the most exciting year (in my lifetime) in Boston Baseball until 2004 when after losing the first 3 games to the Yankees the Sox won 4 in a row to take the AL Championship after which they went on to beat St Louis in 4 games to win the World Series under a stunning full moon!  It was very Hollywood!


9 comments:

SamArtDog said...
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Nancy B. Hartley said...

Mary, What a sweet memory, and adorable painting! Happy holidays to you, the husband, and the little kitties!!!

SamArtDog said...

You are such a Sox fan! I know many, and they swing between adoration and murder. It's a special kind of obsession.

What a sweet piggy. Nice remembrance of your dad.

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

I can NOT wait to see this in person. So glad you posted it!

Celeste Bergin said...

I painted a piggy bank that my Mom gave to me! We are lucky, as painters, to be able to relive memories like ours in such an unusual way.

Paintings by Patricia said...

What a great pig, Mary and I so remember that year of the red sox....

Jennifer McChristian said...

Very uplifting and heartwarming story!
Thanks for sharing Mary:)

the art of the dance is like chocolate said...

fantastic!

Teri and the cats of Curlz and Swirlz said...

What a wonderful memory and precious pig!

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