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Topic: A Christmas Card to all my Message Board Friends
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I do a Christmas card every year for my friends in the PT world. This year my sphere of friends has grown due to the PT bulletin board so I thought I could cover more by posting it. Please enjoy.


[image]http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p249/ptboats/Xmascard-01.jpg[/image]


Bob



Posted By: BobPic | Posted on: Dec 8, 2008 - 8:37am
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Terrific card....How do you do it?

MERRY CcHRISTMAS TO YOU AND THE FAMILY



Posted By: Russell Pullano | Posted on: Dec 8, 2008 - 8:45am
Total Posts: 131 | Joined: Oct 23, 2006 - 7:31am



I have been a dabbler in art for some 65 years. I used to be the guy who painted enemy kills icons on the bridge bulkheads of PT boats at the bases.(not because I was good, but because I had the only red paint in the area). After retirement I got more serious and do some 30-40 pictures a year. I combined my computer profession, my artistic talent (such as it is) and my PT experiences and produce PT art from a fast fading memory.If interested, you may see examples of my art on my website [url]http://www.rpickett.com[/url] . My web has a temporary glitch on the home page, 'scuse it. Clicking on a thumbnail enlarges a picture, use back arrow to return. This instruction is missing on my home page.



Posted By: BobPic | Posted on: Dec 8, 2008 - 9:38am
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Bob, I love it. It looks even better when it is enlarged. A special Christmas Card from a special guy. Thanks, and thanks to Dick for putting it up.



Posted By: Frank J Andruss Sr | Posted on: Dec 8, 2008 - 10:02am
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Bob, How can I save this in my dicuments so I can put it on a CD for safekeeping? If you so desire you can e-mail me at rpullano@stny.rr.com

Thanks in advance



Posted By: Russell Pullano | Posted on: Dec 8, 2008 - 10:48am
Total Posts: 131 | Joined: Oct 23, 2006 - 7:31am



Right click on the card and when it says "save picture as..." select My Documents or wherever you want it. Note that to save file space and speed download, I have posted a low resolution version of the card. If you want to keep it for later use(I have no problem with that) I can send you a better file by email, or even a museum quality CD by US Mail.



Posted By: BobPic | Posted on: Dec 8, 2008 - 10:55am
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Thanks for the card Bob,its great.I might even use it as my wallpaper for the season.
Merry Christmas to you and your Family,all the best.
I suppose you blokes over there are getting ready for the snow and all,its stinking hot here at the moment and will only get hotter.
Cheers

P.S. Did you serve on the Bases,my Grandfather was at Cairns and both 4 and 6.

Michael

Posted By: Michael | Posted on: Dec 8, 2008 - 12:17pm
Total Posts: 218 | Joined: Aug 6, 2007 - 7:25pm



Thanks for the email. It's not cold here in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. We have a mild winter. I did not serve at the bases you mentioned. I went from the solomons up the New Guinea coast to the Philippines. The Christmas card is one of my conventional paintings with Santa added for the season. Glad you liked it. If anyone wants the picture after Santa leaves, let me know



Posted By: BobPic | Posted on: Dec 8, 2008 - 12:44pm
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Bob.....I saved it Thanks a bushel



Posted By: Russell Pullano | Posted on: Dec 8, 2008 - 1:16pm
Total Posts: 131 | Joined: Oct 23, 2006 - 7:31am



Bob-


Wonderful wonderful card. Merry Christmas.


Greg Matthews

2nd Gen. PT221 RON 16



Posted By: Greg Matthews | Posted on: Dec 18, 2008 - 9:02pm
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