Archive for October, 2012

I’m too old!

Thursday, October 18th, 2012
Our gallery has always been located in an interesting place–Yesterday as I drove up in front of the gallery there was a fairly attractive Mexican woman in her 30ties crossing in front of me. She approached and greeted me as I was exiting the car. “Do you own this place?” She asked. I replied that I did. “May I come in?” I told her I was closed. She then told me “I can make it very pleasant for you” She replied as she threw a smooch to me. I told her I was happily married and pretty old for that stuff. She flirtingly told me, “You’re never too old” She started to walk away and then turned back and asked, “Can you spare a couple of dollars?”—Happily I gave her $2.00. The experience was well worth that!—As a footnote, when I told my 17 year old grandson about about it, his reply was “Why didn’t you call me!”–olRoff

Slotin’s Masterpiece Auction

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

Slotin’s Masterpiece Auction catalog is on line. You can request a copy of it. Its free and its a wonderful reference book.



Monday, October 15th, 2012

A month ago a customer and friend Ernie Boone¬†brought in a painting by Louis Vuittonet he had professionally framed. It was beyond good.It sent me on a wild streak, spending between $3,000. and $4,000 on framing–The gallery is going to have an entirely different look! —Watch our smoke!

Grapes of Wrath

Monday, October 8th, 2012
  • Yesterday Arlene and I went to see the play put on by Saint Mary’s High School here in Stockton, It was “The Grapes Of Wrath”. It was marvelous. So many memories were brought back to me of when Dad and Mom, with all their worldly possessions, made their way from Texas to California in the 1940s. They slept in a 2 axle trailer being pulled by our old car. My older brother and I slept in the car. It was so we could have a better life in the land of plenty. All we had to do was to earn it in the fields picking fruit.—And so we did!—olRoff

Sale cancelled

Sunday, October 7th, 2012

Due to overwhelming response to the sale it was cancelled until I can regroup—over 40 paintings sold!