Thinking of Oklahoma Friends & Wishing All Well

John Randolph painting of Union EquityI went to college in Oklahoma at a small liberal arts university that has sense closed its doors. While it is gone, I am forever connected to the Sooner State and have many friends there. Today I’ve been able to talk to some — most got in touch after they emerged from storm shelters. A friend who ranches near Fairview had damage but was glad her family was all fine. She pointed us to a video by someone else in her community of the tornado that was so close to her ranch in the Fairview area. My thoughts are with them and others who are coming up to find the weather has changed their communities. 

To mark this, I pulled a photo of a painting of my former home state by John W. Randolph who taught me painting while I was in college. He was an incredible man who I usually simply called Randolph. I remember his incredibly devious smiles & eyes/eyebrows that gave him away. God I miss John Randolph! I hope all our friends and yours are safe & sound!

You may enjoy Wordless or Wordfilled Wednesday efforts on other blogs (maybe they won’t be so wordy!).

About Janice Person

I'm Janice & this blog is about my passions -- photography, travel, agriculture & whatever else comes to mind. Putting all those things together is intriguing to me…. I can spend a lot of time soaking it up! It's almost always a colorful adventure!

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6 Responses to Thinking of Oklahoma Friends & Wishing All Well

  1. Mrs. Cox May 25, 2011 at 9:51 am #

    Beautiful painting. I can’t imagine….I hope true calm is on the horizon for those enduring the storms.

  2. XmasDolly May 25, 2011 at 10:43 am #

    Ditto. Hope they all get back on their feet, dust themselves off and start all over again as they say! It’s a wonderful picture. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Tom @Introducing Mr. Cool May 25, 2011 at 10:45 am #

    What a wonderful Post you have shared with us. The picture and your teacher is totally inspiring. Have a great day. Following you.

  4. Rob martin August 19, 2016 at 10:35 pm #

    I would like to share more paintings by our friend John WRandolph

    • Janice Person August 20, 2016 at 12:14 pm #

      do you have some photos of them? If so, I’d be glad to include more on my site. Love that man & his art!

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