August 15, 2013

It Takes A Village

       
Don, 1999.

My very special friend Don DeLlamas died on the 31st of July.  

My youngest commented that it took a village to raise my two kids, and Don was an influential part of this village.  I missed the Obituary that was run in our local paper.  I thank his late in life wife for posting the notice for those of his family down here.  I thank Timothy for calling me yesterday, and, for our large extended family, this morning I posted an album of photographs on my Facebook page.

If the link doesn't work, remember that I cannot friend you unless I know your name.

https://www.facebook.com/mage.bailey/media_set?set=a.659704550708525.1073741833.100000069593540&type=3

Don DeLlamas came back from Vietnam and started college at Southwestern College in 1965.  There was a large crowd of us creative folks who became family and created a village.  Most importantly was Joleen K McP.  Dance, writers, sculptors, painters, and printers were all represented, and all loved my kids.

It took a special support system of all of us to create something special in the 1960’s art world.  A family.  Don was a part of my family.  I loved Don.



With Bobbie's permission, I have posted a photo album of Mikey images on facebook today.

https://www.facebook.com/mage.bailey/media_set?set=a.660228623989451.1073741834.100000069593540&type=3


6 comments:

  1. I'm sorry, Mage. I'm so consistently surprised at life's both tenacity and precariousness.

    Am checking out your Facebook page.

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  2. Actually, no I'm not checking out your F-book page. Could you 'friend' me?

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  3. Oh Mage, I'm so sorry to read this. It's always hard to lose a dear friend. Speaking of which, my post tomorrow is about loss too.

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  4. Always hard to lose a loved one. My condolences.

    Regarding chocolate on cookies. Good idea but it would up the point count? What kind of chocolate do you recommend?

    I am hoping the back and knee pain are reduced by the hip surgery when it happens. I am sure my back pain is made worse by listing sideways while walking to accomodate my hip.

    Spoke with Richard a day or so ago and planning a CA visit in Oct. God willing.

    Yes, growing older is interesting and a daily challenge. Saw doc this AM and now seeing 20/20 in my right eye. Surgery on the other eye is Monday.

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  5. I saw a T-shirt today on a male shopper that said "the hippies were right" and for some reason I thought of you and then you created this post and now I know why.

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  6. So sorry to hear of the loss of such a dear friend.
    The link worked and the photos gave some idea of how special he was.

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