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Generations of artistic talent

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Rudy Elizondo
November 7, 2012 | 1,987 views | Post a comment

In a previous article, I wrote that in grammar school, teachers would ask me to draw Christmas designs on their schoolroom blackboards during the holidays.

This talent was apparently inherited by my children and grandchildren. My son, Ronald, made a Mexican flag for use in our living history re-enactments and movie documentaries. On three assembled sewn cotton cloth panels, green, white, and red, he painted a design on the middle white panel. The painting was an eagle with a snake in its beak, standing on a cactus plant. He then fashioned a flagpole with a brass eagle on top, gold tassels alongside, and a brass pointed tip for anchoring in the ground when called for.

His son, Ryan, is equally talented. He drew a picture of Davy Crockett swinging Ol’ Betsy at Mexican soldados in front of the Alamo. In school, he entered an art contest, where he won first prize. The painting was of the Holocaust and is on display at the Jewish Convention Center in St. Louis, Mo.

My daughter, Velma, and her children are equally talented. My granddaughter, Erica, painted a beautiful Christmas tree on a snow-covered yard in front of their home. My granddaughter, Andreana, prepared a fall design frame. Talents of my daughter and her children also extend to music, dance, and sports. They play the piano and guitar. They are also adept at singing, dancing, and the sports they play. Andreana and Nicolas play golf. Nicolas was in an award-winning jump-rope competition in school. Andreana played soccer.

Some of these accomplishments were undertaken when my grandchildren were in grade school. The drawings described, except for the Holocaust, are displayed in my office at home.

Another talent I was fortunate to have was my ability to do well in grammar school studies. A schoolmate, Charlie Zidek, had difficulty with math. I would do his math homework, and he would pay me with a package of chewing gum. I believe his father had a barber shop next to the Smith Drug Store and adjacent to the C & C 5¢ and 10¢.

I was also art editor for my high school yearbook, class of ’47.

Rudy Elizondo is Julia Castro’s nephew and formerly of Floresville.

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