The painting is my dad's all time favorite painting. It hung in his grandparents' house - the house he grew up in after his mother died when he was ten. Rosemary ended up with the painting and he's given her grief about it ever since. Rosemary thought it would be a good idea to bring it to Maryland for awhile and he loves seeing it everyday.
The two pictures in the upper right hand corner are of Rosemary and my father. I'm pleased to say that I took one of them - you guess which one. Below that is a picture of Stone Groove's mom in Prospect Park when she was around 19 or 20. Double Trouble are next to her.
Bottom row from left to right -- a framed Doug Sahm LP. Another picture of my grandmother, the autographed Huey LP I gave as a gift a few summers ago, and the first night game at Camden Yards. And on the very bottom - a picture of my dad and sister.
Amy told me that at one point, he asked her if the Doug Sahm album was autographed. She told him that the only one autographed was the Huey one. He said, "Oh yeah, that's right - Doug Sahm was from Texas. He didn't know how to read and write." Zing! He may not be on top of his game but he's still got it.
On the shelf to the right of his bed are some framed photos. And more importantly, some of his favorite bobbleheads. There's the talking Chuck Thompson one, the Buddy Holly one, Cal, and Eddie. And of course, the most important one there is - the famous Bird in a Dress.
I love you Dad.