Arlington R. "Arlie" Brown, 69, of Camillus, passed from this life July 3, 2016 at Francis House after a long illness. Arlie was born in Toronto, Canada on November 8, 1946 and immigrated to the US in 1963. He was a Master Auto Mechanic and worked at many local car dealerships over the years, most recently at Burdick Toyota. He also owned Brown's Performance, building his own engines, street and drag cars for himself and others. Arlie loved MOPAR and to drag race at ESTA and did so for many years. A 1967 Plymouth Barracuda was awaiting him in Heaven.
My Dad and his 1969 Plymouth Barracuda, 1980s
Arlie was predeceased by his parents, Robert A. Brown and Nina K. Brown. He is survived by his daughter, Diana Bukowski of Oswego; sister, Katherine Chambliss of Alfred; cousin, Nina Bacon of Candler, NC; several nephews and a niece. Arlie is also survived by his adopted "family" consisting of his former wife, Dawn M. Brown, her significant other, Scott E. Cole of Phoenix, and Arlie's dog, Champ, all of whom provided him love, care and comfort for the past 8 years. Also, Arlie's caring and supportive friends, Robert and Sandy Failmezger of Fulton. They will miss him.
My Daddy and me, 1972(?)
There will be no calling hours. Contributions my be made to your local ASPCA, Hospice of CNY or Francis House. Many thanks to Dr. Christiano, Dr. Oguntola, Dr. Riley, the nurses and staff at Seneca Dialysis, CNY Family Care, St. Joseph's Hospital, Hospice of CNY and Francis House for all their wonderful support, love and care of Arlie. May God bless you all.
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I've decided that I don't really need help picking out books to read - I have a ginormous to-read list - so I've chosen a smaller reading challenge for this year, from Modern Mrs Darcy, just "read 12 books in 12 different categories in 12 months."
Diana BunnyKissd Bukowski
Have you heard!? The book I've been illustrating has finally been released!
Theodore is a story about a Newfoundland retriever who keeps on shining when others tease him, follows his passions even when it's hard, and makes his dreams come true!
The story may be written for younger children, but can also be an example for older kids (and adults) about being yourself and holding tight to your dreams, not only like Theodore, but like the author and myself have done to make them reality. We are both so proud to have this book published!
Here are some more of my Inktober drawings! Be sure to follow me on Instagram or Flickr for updates as soon as I post them! And you can find out more about Inktober at inktober.com and check out other Inktober drawings at facebook.com/inktober.
HA! How ironic that this should be the topic... This past week or two I have literally spammed my Instagram with pictures of mostly just my yard and the gorgeous fall trees there! XD So follow me there (or just click through to flickr) and see all the others I've posted!
This one I took special this morning just for this week's Photo Friday...
On Day 28, my_rabbit_account posted this adorable photo of her rabbit, Alwin, and I couldn't resist trying to capture that adorabibble nose! I am *not* happy about the whiskers, but I am glad I tried... More practice!
Day 26 was the last day of what was probably my favorite job ever. I loved the people I worked with, the job was mostly fun, and the hard/boring bits weren't that hard and were few and far between. This little bunny reflects my feelings...
On Day 25 I found myself on the beautiful campus of Clarkson University wandering the woods where we came across the cutest little snake. Later research determined it to be a juvenile Eastern garter snake, probably terrified by our group! It inspired this painting...
This one is the scan. Again, the colors are pretty true, but the metallic color in the eye is missing!
Which is why I include the photograph as well. I cropped it closer and the colors are darker, but you really can see that shine!