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Childhood Memories Series
In 1952, when I was 10, my mother took me to the movies to see The Crimson Pirate, starring Burt Lancaster. Quite naturally I fell “in love” with the ships, the swashbuckling pirates and Mr. Lancaster!
The next day I set about creating my own pirate ship, with the help of a lovely forked Paulownia tree, a wagon wheel, cinder blocks, a tall pole, nails, burlap and cord. (I added the dingy to my drawing to hold up the The Paulownia Pirate sign.) 🙂
Upon this handsome pirate craft I sailed a heaving sea of green grass, dressed appropriately, with sword in hand, ready to pillage and plunder all that crossed my path.
Oh my, what fun I had as a child…my imagination knew no bonds!
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