By Kellie Underhill
In a surprising twist, a few months after we ran the article, I received an email from Joan Cripps. Joan writes a regular column for Bread ‘n Molasses and has been a frequent contributor since the beginning. Here is what she wrote:
I remember Mark’s Dad. We had a big frame on our dining room wall. Mark’s Dad would come to the house and paint a picture in it, and of course the neighbourhood children and our own would gather to watch.
He drew a couple of different pictures in this frame over the years. Notice the couple in the picture. It was the couple in the pear tree — that’s what the children called it. He had drawn a pear on the tree for the children.
This picture was taken about 30 years ago. I guess Mark inherited his Dad’s talent. His father and my husband worked at the Base.
Thanks for sharing that story, Joan.