Sunday, Jun 9th was the date of our auction. Buster Hewlett did a fantastic job. BUT although Graves Country Gallery is gone olRoff is coming back fast with olRoff’s World—See About Us on the website—a new world is coming. This old man isn’t quitting!
Right now Graves Country Gallery is closed. I have returned the City business license. I will not be reopening. Exactly what I am going to do, I have no idea. I am ALWAYS oppen to suggestions
Please don’t hesitate.—olRoff
I am the chosen one. They say he was very sad and decided a different route, which I assumed involved the steroids. To him I say thank you …for trying so hard. I love you Doctor! December 31 I was told by an Eye Surgeon Dr Nakanisha that I had received the miracle of sight back. He had only seen this Tumor 5 or 6 times in his long successful career. —In a few minutes I will be leaving for another brain scan. Am I scared, no, my God has me by the hand and will lead me through.—I truly love my family and friends. I want to be here to help you through if you ever need.—love grandpa olRoff
I believe my father was the greatest man I have ever known. Today I had breakfast with my son-in-law, Terry Gates. As we talked and said a prayer, I felt his hands. They were hardened from continual work, yet gentle enough to hold a tiny baby. As we parted he told me that he loved me and he placed the most gentle kiss on my forehead as if God himself was speaking to me and telling me that it is OK. I will never forget. And I realize that I have another man in my life equally as great as my father! I am so fortunate to have known two such great men!
I have written about the poor kids in my alley. Well last week the 14 year old and her little sister, about 8 came into the gallery selling cookie dough for her school. It was $16. —These little girls live with 9 other children, their two mothers, and a severely
mentally handicapped man in a beat up 2 bedroom alley house. They are very poor.–
I gave them a $20. bill and I told them they could keep the $20. and split it or they could sell me the cookie dough and keep the $4. change. They left. The next day they came back and asked what kind of cookie dough I wanted. They said they had talked it over with their mother and she told them to do the right thing—sell the cookie dough and turn the money over to the school. —I am so impressed—Just because you are poor doesn’t mean that you have less values than we who are not!
So here is the scoop—I have a very large Pitituary Tumor which may have helped to blind me in my right eye and will totally blind me if it isn’t removed. Surgery will be hopefully next week, at the latest the 10th of December, in Sacramento. It will last about 2 hours and I will be in the hospital for 2 or 3 days.I will take a month to recouperate—but the good thing is my great wife, my great children and grandchildren–and my many, many friends–I can’t lose! I have so very much–I am so thankful!
Our next newsletter will be fun. Every single time I enjoy seeing someone win but I hate to see ao many lose—so this one is going to be fun! Of course, Louis Vuitonnet will be giving a great painted Christmas Snuff jar, Steven Chandler sent us a Signed Photo Print of “The Accordian Man” professionally framed by Aaron Bros, A Macabre altered photo by DL (Donna) Marian, and we will also be giving a box of California’s best candy–See’s. It will be coming out a couple of weeks after Thanksgiving!–At least four winners—