During my senior year of high school I fell in love with the Life Savers flavor called Cinn-O-Mon. For the next couple of years there was always a roll to be found in my pocket, my car, or my dorm room. Then, in 1981 this wonderful love affair came to an abrupt end. I couldn’t find them anymore. No store was carrying them. With a sadness in my heart I moved on with life even though I couldn’t understand why this wonderful little treat had deserted me. Now I know that the Life Savers brand had been bought out at the time by Nabisco and they eliminated several of the old flavors to make the company more profitable. Bastards!
Well, now at least the name will live on…
Cinn-O-Mon – 5″x5″ – Acrylic on canvas – Completed 6-21-12
In other news, this past week has been quite busy. We had family in town to help us celebrate the graduation of our son, Eric. On Wednesday, nearly 600 students and their families gathered to honor their achievement.
The 2012 graduating class from Legacy High School (arrow points to our son)
The family of graduate Eric Tyler Michael (from left: Grandma, Grandpa, Sister, Girl Friend, Mom, Dad, Brother)
Our graduate finally sees his family in the crowd
The Graduate and his proud parents
My wife and I could not be prouder of this young man. He graduated with a weighted GPA of 3.8 and will be attending UNLV in the fall to begin working towards his dream of becoming a forensics investigator. God Bless you, son!
Our thanks go out to our good friend, CJ, for the wonderful photos!
Now it’s time for me to prepare for today’s Acrylic Painting Workshop at Michael’s. Today’s lesson plan will be a seascape. If I can’t be at the beach, at least I can paint it…