Friday, October 13, 2006

One Year Later: A Squished Cyclist Remembers

I've been so engrossed in the compelling events of our trip north -- which I still haven't finished telling you -- that I bypassed the one year anniversary of my biking collision with a car. If you're bored over the weekend and want to review that event, you can rummage around in the archives and find October 5th, 2005 -- entitled, I think, Rain Pie and Bike Sandwich. But good grief, not if you don't feel like it. I mean, it's not like homework or anything.

In fact, never mind. Skip it. I wrote things much too long in those days. (I didn't really know how to blog yet.) I'll review it for you in 2 sentences on Monday before I tell you how that all played out afterwards -- which I never did get back to you about.

By Tuesday I'll be back to bicycle highlights of the cranberry bogs, with photos. Also, starting next week I'll probably be back to blogging on an early morning schedule instead of all over the day like it's been this week.

15 Comments:

At 12:46 PM, Blogger Marian said...

Does the name Mrs. Bomblatt mean anything to you? I hope you're the Kate Gawf of 80's cartoons. I still have a little stack of them that I take from job to job, desk to desk. Lonely Bob, the pie calling Edna, and of course, good ol' Mrs. Bomblatt.

 
At 12:59 PM, Blogger kate gawf said...

Ha! Mrs. Bomblatt! Yes I am the Kate Gawf of the 80s cartoons. The. It's nice that there's SOMEBODY out there who remembers. Thank you, and I'm glad they still bring you some enjoyment.

 
At 12:50 PM, Anonymous josie said...

i'm so excited i've found kate gawf the cartoonist i have one of yours i've kept for years which is a banana thinking god help me i think i'm a banana

it still makes me laugh...

 
At 10:03 PM, Blogger kate gawf said...

Why thank you, Josie, for your kind words! That banana one sure was popular. And people had all kinds of interpretations for it -- usually completely different from what I'd meant by it, so that was interesting. I’m glad it has brought you so much laughing.
I’ve been thinking lately about putting drawing back into my life in some way. Maybe I’ll start posting some on my blog...

 
At 6:28 AM, Anonymous julie said...

Kate,
I have just found the Lonely Bob postcard that I sent to my friend Bob in 1986 - fortunately I made him return it to me - I'd love to see more of your work, because it still makes me laugh.
You are very snart.
Julie

 
At 8:24 PM, Blogger Michele said...

I have the banana on my bulletin board at work. It has gone with me everywhere I go since I think 1987. Thank you!

 
At 6:32 AM, Blogger Becky said...

Im writing from Sydney Australia because I often think about Edna and the pie calling,and each day for 19 years while hanging the wash at the hills hoist (Australia's proudest contribution to technology) I think of Mrs B, the devoted laundress. But today I was remembering a father's motivational words while my husband 'shared his wisdom' with our 17 year old son and I thought I'd try to find that great cartoon with a boy in a hammock. And voila! Here you are!
Isnt' it funny to think someone in Australia you've never met carries your cartoons around in her head all these years later?(17 July 2008). I'll keep looking for your cartoons on-line.(can you post them here on your blog?).

Ahhh memories from the 80s in Eugene: Lincoln Street Market, dog on the roof, Prince Puckler runs by bicycle and reading the latest Kate Gawf cards...i can almost smell the incense burning...precious!
Becky

 
At 10:59 PM, Blogger kate gawf said...

OMG!Becky! Did we know each other?I knew at least one Becky! Are you her? If not, we sure hung out at the same places, at exactly the same time. Toooo coinkidink! What's your last name? Give me a hint.

That card you mentioned, I'm pretty sure I saw that one on Ebay one day when I put my own name in the search box to see what would happen. Maybe it's still there. That was quite a while ago, though.

Thanks for the compliments. I'm glad you've enjoyed the cards.

 
At 1:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

been looking for a lead on who the artist is for some time 1991 approx owned a cup in my student days broken by a fellow housemate.ssociate with fond memories of folk now sadly departed. thankyou for much joy and smiles and laughing , sue

 
At 4:56 PM, Blogger kate gawf said...

Thank you Sue, for writing. I'm glad my work made you happy. Sorry your mug broke, oh well, nothing lasts forever. I'm doing more writing these days than drawing, as you can see. But the humor element remains for me a necessary part of it.

 
At 8:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I, too, have a stack of Kate Gawf cartoonsI have kept from the eighties. I have framed the one about prince charming being turned into a new washer/dryer in my laundry. I had the one with the mother bunny yelling at the father bunny about being pure before he came along in the nursery. PLEASE PLEASE do some more!!! Or re-release them! My eighties stash is looking a bit worse for wear!!! Rachel from New Zealand.

 
At 5:34 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I Miss those Mrs. Bomblatt cartoons! I used to love them back when they came out, and had even kept one, it was so good (the headstone one: Mrs Bomblatt suddenly realizes she has spent her entire life cooking and cleaning for other people....) - Oh, I miss those! thanks for cheering us up :-)
Do you have a collected volume of your works that can be purchased? I didn't see one on Amazon. Would you consider doing one? A new generation would love your work! (I am now 50 and still chuckle, thinking of those).
Jamie

 
At 3:46 PM, Anonymous Michelle Marquand said...

My favorite Kate Gawf cartoon was "At the age of 18 Amanda left home, change her name to Tahini Salad Dressing, and wandered the streets in search of truth and enlightenment." I laughed til the tears ran down my face. I remember them all and wish I still had those post cards. They were brilliant.

 
At 1:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another admirer... I have a postcard from the late 80s (postmark is faded) with a monstrous cat in the living room, a very disturbed looking man, and the caption: All too late, John realized the awful truth - his cat had been taking steroids.

Love it, still on my bulletin board.

 
At 11:37 AM, Anonymous Jodi Heatherington said...

I keep my Kate Gawl mugs wrapped and put away so they don't get broken, or the cartoons worn off in the dishwasher. When I became a stay-at-home-mom in 1982- forever, Mrs. Bomblat, in her spare time, reading poetry to her friends , sustained me. Also, the cemetery headstone for the Devoted Laundress was a daily wake-up call of what not to do on a perfect Saturday summer morning.
I treasure your work. True and good natured; lasting humor.
Jodi H. in Beaverton

 

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