That Heavenly Helen Which I Saw of Late
Oil Painting with Collage
My husband’s great aunt Helen was a “pistol”. The photo this painting was influenced by was, obviously, taken in the 1920’s when she was in her prime. A dancer, against her father’s wishes, she made it respectable. After marriage, she started a dance school where several generations of youngsters learned the joys of ballet, ballroom dancing, and many other forms. She traveled, played a great game of golf, and loved her church and community. In her last years, her mind had launched into flights of confusion, but, even then, Aunt Helen could hold her own when it came to entertaining her guests. We loved visiting her up until the last time we saw her.