Sunday, August 26, 2007

Thanksgiving Dixon CA

I just love this picture I found in a drawer the other day. The girls dressed up as pilgrims for Thanksgiving in Dixon, Ca, at least 25 years ago. That's Robert Armstrong's sister and wife Patty and unknown dog.

Here's his Mickey Rat ukelele:

Since Dinah's going to U.C. Davis, maybe I'll get to see them this year. By the way, Robert Armstrong and his Pasadena pals were the ORIGINATORS of the term COUCH POTATO! Must post more about that later. He and Allan Dodge made two beautiful soundtracks for my cartoons. I loved those guys!


sally g said...

This ukelele should be in the SF Museum of Craft and Folk Art "evolution of the ukelele" exhibit

linda said...

The soundtracks for Quasi and Make Me Psychic are INCREDIBLY wonderful. How long has it been since you've seen these guys? How did you meet?

Sally said...

Both guys are so talented. I met them in San Francisco around 1973, at the Magic Cellar, where I worked as a cocktail waitress, underneath Earthquake Magoon's. Their string band, the Cheap Suit Serenaders was playing there that night, and it was an underground cartoonists gathering.