I’m ABSOLUTELY in LOVE with my new logo designed by Colleen Stine!! When I was thinking of ideas for what my logo should be, again, my grandparents (Frank and Joan) were my inspiration. My grandfather’s favorite think to do was go fishing on the Wabash River with his beloved dog. (I get my love for dogs and animals from him too!) I found this picture of my grandfather on the river with his beloved dog, Jubie. I know you cannot see his face in this picture, but I know he is smiling!
I mean wasn’t he the cutest fisherman ever!
My grandmother LOVED to gamble and play cards! (unfortunately I do not have any pics of her playing cards. ) This is where I got my love to gamble from! I can remember setting at her kitchen table, teaching me how to play poker. We ALWAYS had to gamble and play for something…usually pennies. I have a scar on my right first finger that I cherish! So one evening after school, we were playing poker at her kitchen table and I FINALLY beat her! I was SOOOO excited, I jumped up to cheer and punched out the light in the ceiling fan!! Needless to say, I cut my finger pretty badly. I remember my grandmother running in to lay on the couch because she thought she was going to faint at the sight of the blood and my grandfather came running to my rescue. She was certain I had cut my finger off!! My finger healed just fine, but to this day I can look down and smile with that memory!
SOOO…that’s how I came up with a fishing pole and a queen of hearts!
I showed this picture on my facebook site and instagram page and said I would share the story of the motor. My grandfather passed away in 2007. After he passed away, a friend of his came to my dad and said he found this motor in his barn. This motor had belonged to my grandfather. He had been fishing on the river all day and was loading his boat up on the trailer. His friend was doing the same but had a bummer of a day…he lost him motor. My grandfather gave him this motor and told him to keep it because he was thinking of getting a new one and now he could. (Without getting in trouble by my grandmother! HA!) Anyway….as the years went on, the friend never got rid of the motor and kept it in an old barn and had forgotten about it. He found it after my grandfather passed away and asked my dad if he wanted it back. My mom and dad then surprised me with this to have in my house. (I should tell you I like quirky antiques like this!) It’s one of my fav pieces in my house. Love the story behind it and love how it is now back in the family.
Thank you for reading!! Until next time!!!
-XOXO Frankie Jo’s