Saturday, March 18, 2017

Joe B. Stewart - RIP

This is Joe B.'s son and daughter posting on his blog.  Dad passed away peacefully on March 8, 2017.  It was a sunny day in Arlington and the daffodils were in bloom.  Dad was a wonderful father and husband and we all miss him dearly.

Since our mother passed away, he was given solace and some measure of joy by following a New Orleans street band called Tuba Skinny.  If you follow this blog, you will of course know this already since he often posted their youtube videos.

We wrote to Tuba Skinny after Dad passed, sharing his story and thanking them for being so kind to him.  A highlight of the last few years for him was going to Glen Echo Park in Washington D.C. to see Tuba Skinny perform.  He got to meet Erika and Shaye and to hear them in action.  He stayed out really late and had a fantastic time.

Shaye and Erika were kind enough to respond to our emails, sending their condolences.  And then, much to our surprise and delight, they recorded a spiritual in Joe's honor.  The band had just finished a tour and were in Wisconsin on St. Patrick's Day.  We are going to share this video here and also at Dad's memorial service today in Alexandria at 1pm at the Cunningham Turch Funeral Home at 811 Cameron Street.


Adrian & Lorelei Stewart

Here is Shaye's email:

Hello, this is Shaye from Tuba Skinny. Thank you for your kind emails. We have recorded a spiritual in memory of Joe Stewart and posted it on YouTube. Please enjoy.

And Erika's email:

I'm so sorry to hear about your dad.  I know him through the many emails and kind words he sent to us over the years. He was a great supporter of us and passionate music lover, as you know. I recall him at the show at Glen Echo with a big warm smile on his face. Thanks for writing.


Monday, February 6, 2017

Friday, February 3, 2017

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Monday, January 30, 2017

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Old unseen cinefilm of President Nixon Inauguration, 1969

Rachel and I and my brother Bhob were at this event. We heard Billy Graham say the prayer at the Capitol. Then saw the parade from 15th and Pa. Avenue. This video is good because it shows the large number of police and military along the route. The Yippies were in town to inhogurate "Pigasus"
Later there were some protestors being chased by the police around McPherson Square. I did see a trash can that had been thrown through a plate glass window of an insurance company on K Street.
 I went to the parades for Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan also.
But the Nixon one of 1969 had the most protestors.There was a military draft then and they did not want to go to Vietnam.

Tuba Skinny at Bearsville Theater 9-7-2016 "Me and My Chauffeur"

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Political Buttons.....Where Are The Buttons Of Yesteryear?

This is my small collection of some political buttons.
Click on the picture to enlarge it.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Concorde Flight-New York to London with detailed Captain's commentary 20...

Some Nice Photographs Of Rachel Lefebure Stewart

Click on these pictures to enlarge them.

Rachel, Lorelei and Jesse and Ray.

Rachel on our back porch.
Rachel,Lorelei and Jesse and Ray.
Rachel looking at the Tiger Lillies in the garden of the Rodin Museum in Paris.
She was comparing them to her own at our house in Arlington, Va. no doubt.
Hers are much better.

Rachel and Joe B. 2010.
Rachel checking out a sunrise on Sanibel Island, Florida in January 2011.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

A Very Elementary School Teacher Named Mrs. Scold

Click on this picture to enlarge it.
A very elementary school teacher named Mrs. Scold. No kidding.
Maybe it says Mrs. Skold but that still is scold, right?

Monday, January 9, 2017

Monday, January 2, 2017

Stewart Family Pictures From A Little Photo Book By Bhob Stewart

Some years ago my brother Bhob Stewart put together a little book of some photographs of our family.

Here they are.
Click on the pictures to enlarge them. Above is our mother Anne Barnett Stewart and Bhob on the left and me on the right.
Me around 1972 in Mobile Alabama sitting in my mother and grandmother's Mission Rocker chair.

This was around 1942 or 1943 in Meridian Mississippi across the street from our grandmother's house.
Bhob Stewart is on the left of our mother and I am on the right. Bhob was 3 years older than me. Probably his first year in school in Stevenson Elementary School just across the street.

Lorelei and me inspecting the gully near 6200 Biloxi Avenue where we lived in 1971 and 1972. Mobile, Alabama way out near the University of South Alabama.

 Bhob, Dad, Mom and me. Meridian, Miss. at grandmother's house around 1953.

Me around 1972 in Mobile Alabama at a Petting Zoo.
This is the whole picture.

Bhob and Joe in a pedal tractor which today would be worth a lot of money. Big bucks on Ebay for sure.

Bhob, Joe, and Josephine.
Joe on the road to San Francisco in summer of 1969 with Bhob who took the picture.

Joe with pipe in Mobile 1972.
Joe in  grammar school. 1946 or 1947.
Joe and Bobby in Meridian during WW2.

Joe and Bobby in the early 1940s. In swings by grandmother's house at 920 25th Avenue.

Bhob and Joe. Flag wavers during WW2.
Birthday party for some one. Joe and Bobby on the front row at left.

This is one of my most favorite photographs. It is Bob on the left. Mom in the middle and me on the right.
Taken in Saltillo Mexico at Horsetail Falls around 1952.