I received this pretty wildlife Birthday Card from my deer classmate, Kay, who lives in California and wanted to share it with you on my special day! It says ~
What do you know?
Another birthday is here...
What else can we say but,
Oh deer, oh deer, oh deer!"
The name of the picture on the card is named, "Deer and Pines" by Joe Hautman. Joseph Hautman was born into a family of artists and was instilled early with a love of nature. He studied art at the University of Minnesota, but switched to physics and eventually received a doctorate in theoretical physics from the University of Michigan. Well into a career in research, Joe was encouraged by two of his brothers, who are wildlife artists, to go back to his early interest in painting. He decided to compete in the prestigious Federal Duck Stamp competition and, after winning, retired from his scientific career to paint full time. His richly detailed and impeccably accurate wildlife paintings are a meld of his scientific mind with his creative and artistic skills. (Leanin' Tree)
Looking back to 1941 first...
Liberty ships * Network TV commercial - Bulova Watch Co. paid $9 * Organ at a baseball stadium (Chicago Cubs - Wrigley Field) * Polyurethanes and polyester fiber * FM radio station in U.S. - Nashville, TN * Cheerios * Underwater photography * Penicillin treatment.
Year In Review
Revenue Act of 1941 sharply raised taxes * Robin Moor was first U.S. ship to be sunk by a U-boat * FDR named "Four Freedoms" (freedom of speech, of worship, from want and from fear) * British navy sank the Bismarck * War rationing began * Winston Churchill became first Prime Minister to address a joint meeting of Congress * U.S. declared war on Japan * Bob Hope made his first radio broadcast from a military base -- "Thanks for the memories" * Germany attacked Russia in violation of pact * Japan bombed Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7; FDR called it "a day that will live in infamy."
Red Skelton began on radio: "Bod bless" * Abbott and Costello starred in Buck Privates * Danny Kaye made his Broadway debut in Lady in the Dark * Superman was rated 4-F for x-ray vision * Carl Sandburg won Pulitzer Prize for Abraham Lincoln * Walt Disney's Dumbo released
Movies and Music
Top Tunes...Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, Bewitched Bothered and Bewildered, I don't Want to Set the World on ;fire * Best Actor & Actress...Gary Cooper & Joan Fontaine * Top Movies...How Green Was My Valley (best), Citizen Kane, The Maltese Falcon, Suspicion