Friday, October 22, 2004
Two Jim Gulds
If you read this Blog back in May, you know that Jim has lots of cousins. We saw many of them when we stayed in Long Beach Island this spring. But we missed one ... Jim Guld. We learned that he lives in Santa Fe, and he and his wife Stacy invited us to come to dinner last night. Their house is less than 2 miles from where we were staying. What a delight! Jim and Stacy have a furniture business together and their work is displayed in local galleries. Check out their website. But, Stacy's full-time day job is as head-chef at a local large catering company. So, we expected (and she delivered) a superb dinner. Take a look at this salad! And, it tasted every bit as good as it looks. Here's the two Jim Gulds: Then we learned about Jim's hobby of model-making. If you want to do this for a living, you make architectural models - which he did in the past. Now that it's a hobby, he picks places and times in history that interest him and makes models of that. This is his award-winning model of the Berlin Zoo on April 29, 1945. It's really difficult to take a photo that captures the essence and the detail work in this model. It looked like an amazing amount of work. Here's a side view. Jim and Stacy - it was a treat to share your home for an evening. Thanx so much for the dinner and the hospitality. And thanx for keeping up the good name of Jim Guld!!