Here’s a picture of my parents at their 1-year Anniversary Party, held at my Grandparents’ home.
And, here’s a picture taken 28 years later, of my Grandparents in the same dining room in their home.
What do you see in common?
This fine painting, which I got after my Grandparents passed away.
My Great Inheritance.
Hubby likes to call it “Chubby People”.
Although, truth to tell, it really depicts only 1 chubby person.
But around my New York family, it is hereby known as “Chubby People”.
I wish I knew the history of this very masterful painting.
It’s clearly a scene set in The Revolutionary War.
I think it’s original to that era.
And, it’s signed by the artist!
We had fun one day trying to decipher the artist’s signature.
Is it… Pop Wigit?
That certainly sound like a Revolutionary-era name.
If Antiques Roadshow ever comes back to New York City, I am going.
And, I’m taking this painting.
It could be worth millions.
You laugh now.
But I’ll be laughing all the way to the bank.
(And, now that HSBC has closed my neighborhood branch, and I have to go to 5th Avenue to that bank, I’ll be laughing a long, long way!)
Pops, what can you tell us about this painting? You grew up under those “Chubby People” watchful eyes.
The things I wish I had asked my Grandparents…