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June 2011 Newsletter

Dear Friend:

See what happened to our wonderful Barbecue Memorial Weekend?

Yes it actually snowed again and here is the proof:

Snowy Car
Our car with a dusting of snow.

As a result I changed the quote for the June newsletter – please forgive the liberties.

Quote for the Month:

"Whether the weather be fine
Or whether the weather be not
Whether the weather be weird
Or whether the snow be a lot
We'll party together whatever the weather
We’ll make it go right with family together
Whether we have good weather, the money, or not!"

- Old Saying (changed by Picture Lady to match our times!)

Summer is still coming and it is Barbecue Season.
Will you plan a great Barbecue for Dad?
(Father's Day 2011 is on June 19th)


The History of Barbecue

The American tradition of gathering outdoors and celebrating barbecue cooking originated in the impoverished deep South, where when a wild pig was killed and cooked the whole community came out to eat and celebrate!

Here’s an interesting Jamaican Recipe, one you may not have heard before.

“Take a big green island and add Spanish and British imperialists and enslaved Africans. Stir vigorously until the aboriginals are extinct. When things boil over to the point where slavery is done, add indentured Indian and Chinese laborers. Let the whole thing simmer for about 600 years and invite the rest of the world over to eat. That, in a coconut shell, sums up the major influences on Jamaican food. One would not want to have lived through the country’s brutal past, but the positives of the resulting ethnic mix are instantly apparent in the outrageously delicious and diverse cuisine of this beautiful Caribbean country.

The History of Juneteenth

June Nineteenth is known in many places as Juneteenth. This is the oldest known celebration ending slavery. The big, bad Texas held on for two and a half years after the emancipation of the slaves. It is said that the federal troops were bribed to allow the slave owners to reap the benefits of one more cotton harvest.

Picture Lady invites you to host a Juneteenth party. For those gregarious souls who like to throw a party, we will bring our traveling art gallery to your home. We reward you with 10% of the days’ takings and everybody needs a little bit extra money these days, right? Fun? I think so. Send your friends to the newly upgraded African American section of our catalog. Call 661 242 1010 or email lynn@picturelady.com to arrange a party.

Father’s Day

Father shares his day with Juneteenth. (19th June). Picture Lady offers the perfect gift in four sizes of Photo-to-Artwork - 22x28 at $175, 16x20 at $125.00, 11x14 at $65.00 and 8x10 at $45.00. Put a photo of yourself on Dad’s desk in his office and make him happy. Pick it up at the next Picture Lady Gallery?

Go to www.picturelady.com/schedule.htm to see our schedule of shows. The password is "art" (without the quotes).

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About Alfred Gockel

He was born in Ludinghausen, Germany in 1952 and he published his first work at the age of eight. His style is distinctive but it is his command of vibrant color and his passion that truly stands out. Few abstract artists show such a fascinating command of composition. Bring his work into your home and you will bring joy.

Talk to you next month, when I am sure it is going to be summertime.

Warm Regards,

The Picture Lady
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