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Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), December Storm, 1941-1960; watercolor on joined paper mounted on board, 40 1/2 x 56 inches, Burchfield Penney Art Center, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Andrews, 1964/1966

Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), December Storm, 1941-1960; watercolor on joined paper mounted on board, 40 1/2 x 56 inches, Burchfield Penney Art Center, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Andrews, 1964/1966

Charles E. Burchfield, Journals, Vol. 44, December 7, 1941

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Dec. 7 (Sunday)

Cold and clear!

P.M. Philharmonic concert – In the intermission, news of Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor (Hawaii). The Philippines, Hong Kong, etc. – impossible to take in its significance at once.  –

4:00 – to Bartholomew’s to pick up Catherine then to Fredonia to get M.A. & M. [Mary Alice and Martha],  - (Sally & Cathie to play at a Walther League Convention at Eden.) –

A fine sunset – the sun sinking behind long bars of golden clouds – happened as a huge elongated oval of blinding light; then again, as a series of such bars, quivering & swelling and contracting – At Fredonia, Venus above the houses with a beautiful halo of light around it.

The meeting both boring & tiring – a flippancy and utter lack of taste in the manner in which the toast-master introduced his speakers – Cathie & Sally’s playing (Berceuse from Jocelyn) & Rev. Neebs speech only redeeming feature.

Afterwards, the moon high in the sky – a ring around it.

Charles E. Burchfield, Journals, Vol. 44, December 7, 1941

 

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