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Nov 1, 2013 09:15:46   #
Dianakkb
 
Very interesting. Thanks for sharing. Hope you recover from your surgery quickly. I think there are a lot of folks on here with some interesting stories to tell and I enjoyed reading yours.
 
Nov 1, 2013 09:17:38   #
Country's Mama
 
Get well soon. I have enjoyed your posts and comments.
Nov 1, 2013 10:03:53   #
ncshutterbug
 
Get well soon! Rest is very important in healing. Snapping can wait!
Nov 1, 2013 10:40:19   #
creativ simon (a regular here)
 
Heirloom Tomato wrote:
Dear fellow UHH members:

Yesterday I had an abdominal operation. I came home last night. I warned the doctor that I am easily sedated. I think he took me seriously, and gave me something to speed me up after the sleepy-time anesthetic wore off. I slept only two hours last night. I missed a day of UHH because of the operation, so I logged in at 3 A.M. this morning.

I have been on UHH for 16 hours today and someone told me I am currently the number one user. My goodness. This is probably a one-time event.

As long as I still have a little energy, I'll tell you about my relationship with art and photography. My father was a writer and photo-journalist. He was ship's correspondent on an aircraft carrier in the Pacific in WWII, and later he had a long newspaper editing, writing and public relations career. My brother is a jeweler who was in many juried shows and who has pieces in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institution. He is also a photographer. My sister is a professional photographer who has had museum shows and she has taught photography at the high school and college level for over 25 years.

I started drawing as soon as I could hold a pencil. In fifth and sixth grade I had the great good luck to have an art teacher as our regular teacher. She devoted much class time to artistic pursuits. Our class often produced works that were published in the city newspaper. In high school I had more good fortune to be able to take art classes for two hours every day. Later, I attended college with a dual major in art and biological science. My professional life did not involve art for several years, but eventually I started working for a company that produced real estate newspapers for real estate companies from all over the world. We took bits of information and random snapshot photos mailed in to us and turned them into polished, good looking real property marketing materials with good photos and well designed pages. After some years there, I found a better job as an art director with a regional coffee company and I ran the art/advertising part of that business for several years.

My daughter holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, specializing in studio arts/printmaking. She was another one who started drawing as soon as she could stand at the coffee table with a pencil in her hand. I took her to art museums on a regular basis all through her youth. We love the world of art. It is important to us. A passion. Art..and food. :P

I am writing this because I have been a UHH participant for just a short time. I have made quite a few posts and offered some opinions, but I have not mentioned anything about my background before now. Some people may have wondered why I may seem to have a firm conviction from time to time. Now you know.

For me, the marriage of photography and art is a happy one that is every day so well expressed by the very talented members who participate here. There are so many people here who are interested in bettering their skills and/or sharing what they know. I think this forum is an enjoyable way to communicate in a positive, happy, useful way with other people who share the love for photography, fellowship and art.

I am glad to have found UHH and I hope my contributions are useful to others. I certainly enjoy communicating with all of you.

Always your friendly,
Heirloom Tomato
Dear fellow UHH members: br br Yesterday I had an... (show quote)


Good to hear your background and wishing you a speedy recovery
Nov 1, 2013 11:34:31   #
Mrodri1014
 
Speedy recovery Heirloom Tomato.
Nov 1, 2013 14:00:58   #
Hummingbird-eyes
 
Speedy recovery and like all of us get some much needed sleep.
Looking forward to your interesting and informative posts.
See you about little brown trout.
 
Nov 1, 2013 17:09:14   #
Heirloom Tomato
 
luvmypets wrote:
Thank you for that wonderful biography. I found it very interesting.

I went for several weeks unable to sleep and sleeping badly due to medical reasons. I spent a lot of time looking at the photos and reading the threads. The UHH got me thru the night. Now that the doctor had straightened out my problems I have been sleeping like a rock.

Get well soon and sleep well, also!!!


Thanks, luvmypets! I slept quite well last night. No more oxycodone for Tomato, I'm back to nice reliable ibuprofen. Moving slower but that's OK! In a week I should be good as new.
Nov 1, 2013 17:13:23   #
Heirloom Tomato
 
Thank you, folks, for your wonderful comments and good wishes. I think I'm healing up at a good rate. It's so nice to have all of you at UHH to keep me company. This is a great meeting place to share our interests in life, family, art, photography, nature.... it all fits in here very well.
Nov 1, 2013 19:00:24   #
Xantoz
 
luvmypets wrote:
Thank you for that wonderful biography. I found it very interesting.

I went for several weeks unable to sleep and sleeping badly due to medical reasons. I spent a lot of time looking at the photos and reading the threads. The UHH got me thru the night. Now that the doctor had straightened out my problems I have been sleeping like a rock.

Get well soon and sleep well, also!!!


I love this place!! Feel better sleep well. This crew got me thru the worst funeral I ever had to attend. My son in law passed. His new wife had a 6 hour long funeral service. Crying kids, parents and x wives. I hid for about 3 hours in the bathroom lounge reading everything on here and looking at photos. I actually learned something. And found some funny thread about 20 pages long. It's the best!!
Nov 1, 2013 19:03:37   #
PAR4DCR (a regular here)
 
Thank you for sharing a wonderful story. Wishing you a very speedy recovery. Best of health.

Don
Nov 1, 2013 20:08:12   #
Heirloom Tomato
 
Xantoz wrote:
I love this place!! Feel better sleep well. This crew got me thru the worst funeral I ever had to attend. My son in law passed. His new wife had a 6 hour long funeral service. Crying kids, parents and x wives. I hid for about 3 hours in the bathroom lounge reading everything on here and looking at photos. I actually learned something. And found some funny thread about 20 pages long. It's the best!!


I agree! Don't even remember how I found it, all I know is one day there was no UHH in my world and the next day there was, and I'm glad it's here now. Thanks for your good wishes, Xantoz.
 
Nov 1, 2013 20:09:29   #
Heirloom Tomato
 
PAR4DCR wrote:
Thank you for sharing a wonderful story. Wishing you a very speedy recovery. Best of health.

Don


Thank you, Don!
Nov 1, 2013 20:09:38   #
bcheary (a regular here)
 
Heirloom Tomato wrote:
Dear fellow UHH members:

Yesterday I had an abdominal operation. I came home last night. I warned the doctor that I am easily sedated. I think he took me seriously, and gave me something to speed me up after the sleepy-time anesthetic wore off. I slept only two hours last night. I missed a day of UHH because of the operation, so I logged in at 3 A.M. this morning.

I have been on UHH for 16 hours today and someone told me I am currently the number one user. My goodness. This is probably a one-time event.

As long as I still have a little energy, I'll tell you about my relationship with art and photography. My father was a writer and photo-journalist. He was ship's correspondent on an aircraft carrier in the Pacific in WWII, and later he had a long newspaper editing, writing and public relations career. My brother is a jeweler who was in many juried shows and who has pieces in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institution. He is also a photographer. My sister is a professional photographer who has had museum shows and she has taught photography at the high school and college level for over 25 years.

I started drawing as soon as I could hold a pencil. In fifth and sixth grade I had the great good luck to have an art teacher as our regular teacher. She devoted much class time to artistic pursuits. Our class often produced works that were published in the city newspaper. In high school I had more good fortune to be able to take art classes for two hours every day. Later, I attended college with a dual major in art and biological science. My professional life did not involve art for several years, but eventually I started working for a company that produced real estate newspapers for real estate companies from all over the world. We took bits of information and random snapshot photos mailed in to us and turned them into polished, good looking real property marketing materials with good photos and well designed pages. After some years there, I found a better job as an art director with a regional coffee company and I ran the art/advertising part of that business for several years.

My daughter holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, specializing in studio arts/printmaking. She was another one who started drawing as soon as she could stand at the coffee table with a pencil in her hand. I took her to art museums on a regular basis all through her youth. We love the world of art. It is important to us. A passion. Art..and food. :P

I am writing this because I have been a UHH participant for just a short time. I have made quite a few posts and offered some opinions, but I have not mentioned anything about my background before now. Some people may have wondered why I may seem to have a firm conviction from time to time. Now you know.

For me, the marriage of photography and art is a happy one that is every day so well expressed by the very talented members who participate here. There are so many people here who are interested in bettering their skills and/or sharing what they know. I think this forum is an enjoyable way to communicate in a positive, happy, useful way with other people who share the love for photography, fellowship and art.

I am glad to have found UHH and I hope my contributions are useful to others. I certainly enjoy communicating with all of you.

Always your friendly,
Heirloom Tomato
Dear fellow UHH members: br br Yesterday I had an... (show quote)

Welcome aboard
Nov 1, 2013 21:55:47   #
luvmypets
 
Heirloom Tomato wrote:
Thanks, luvmypets! I slept quite well last night. No more oxycodone for Tomato, I'm back to nice reliable ibuprofen. Moving slower but that's OK! In a week I should be good as new.


Glad to hear it!!! Just be careful. I know when you feel better you want to do more than you should and wind up slowing down your progress so promise all of us that you will take it easy and do as your told!!! :D

Also, remember to keep us posted. We are a nice big family here and family looks out for family!!
Nov 1, 2013 22:19:07   #
carlysue (a regular here)
 
You are a asset here, and I thought that long before I read your credentials. Glad you are feeling better and off the pain killers--they mess your focus (smiley face). Heal quickly!
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