Old Geezer Doodles Folk Art

SHOWCASE #1

Americana SET 1

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FLOYD THE BARBER

Just doodling. In our little town, the barber's name was Barney. His shop was a gathering place and it was very much as depicted on TV in the Andy Griffith Show.

 

DEEP IN THOUGHT

Just doodling.

GENUINELY GOOD MAN

Just doodling.

GLOOMY

Just doodling. We all have those days when everthing seems dreary and gloomy.

KIND HUMBLE MAN

Just doodling.

KISSES FOR PAPA

Just doodling. It is amazing how our furry little friends can keep us laughing, even during rough times.

OLD MAN PASSING THE TIME

Just doodling. Whittling was a favorite pasttime for old men back then. They usually weren't trying to carve anything that looked like something - they were "just whittling". It kept their hands busy and gave them a reason for keeping their pocket knives sharpened. There were benches on the side walks in front of some of the shops where they would sit and whittle. The shop owners kept the whittlin' chips swept up.

INVITATION TO A GUNFIGHTER

Just doodling.

HOBO'S LAUGHING

Just doodling. Two hobos share conversation and a few laughs while waiting for supper to be served up. Hobo camps were common in the days of the Great Depression when men sometimes had to travel great distances to find jobs. These were ordinary men making the best of a bad situation. It was before my time but I heard many stories about them as a boy.

HOBO COOKING SUPPER

Just doodling.

 

BAND OF HAPPY HOBO'S

Just doodling.

 

MY STEP FATHER IN 1970

Just doodling.

MY FATHER IN THE EARLY 1950's

Just doodling. He turned 50 soon after I was born in 1946.

KIND MERCHANT

Just doodling. I remember the shopkeepers and merchants in our little town from my boyhood days. Most of them were good kind people although a few of them put up a hard act.

SHOPKEEPER

 

Just doodling. One old man had brooms placed out of sight around his little grocery store. He was a grouchy old guy and would grab a broom and start swatting at the kids, sometimes for no good cause. It was more of a game for him than anything.

SLAP STICK

Just doodling. This sketch is dedicated to the clowns and comedians from the 1950's and 1960's. TV was live and all mistakes had to be worked into the program some way. Hats off to Red Skelton, Milton Berle, Jack Benny, Groucho Marx and many others, for making it all very entertaining for us.

 

COMEY CAPER

Just doodling.

DOMINO GAME

Just doodling.

PATRIARCH

Just doodling.

 

 

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