Pets: Mom Horning Story #2


Living with an Artist in the Family: Mom Horning Story #1

This month, in honor of our mother's approaching 96th birthday, Noah's Boys is featuring some of her favorite stories.  The stories were written for a Memoirs class about twenty years ago, and they will be of special interest to the Hornings and to our Hajny cousins; but I love her style and sense of humor.  These simple stories offer keen insights of an America that is fast slipping away.

Thinking back, mine was probably not a typical childhood.Mother was business minded, a disciplinarian, socially acute, a marvelous cook and housekeeper.Father was an Artist, meaning he was none of the above, with exception of occasional clever, beautiful, tasty desserts.His paintings were all over our house; many others were in taverns or even in a church or two.There were few blank spaces on our walls, even in the bathrooms, which at times had the most fanciful, attractive, and surprising art of all.Sitting in the tub could be an adventure, like being under a Midwestern lake.Sunfish, bluegi…

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