|Bob Ross painting
If you've been reading my blog for a while, you may recall stories of my childhood. My parents both worked full-time. After school, my younger brother and I would stay with Grandma until our parents came home. Grandma would prepare dinner for Grandpa and fix us our usual snack of tea and toast.
With my tea and buttered toast-filled belly, I'd sprawl out on her couch in the basement and drift off to sleep watching Bob Ross and The Joy of Painting. Grandma loved to paint. Much like, Bob, she'd paint beautiful happy trees (Bob Ross coined that term) and landscapes. Today, Grandma suffers from Alzheimer's and has since forgotten how to paint. When I found that out, it was one of the saddest days.
I remember back in the 1980s and '90s, Grandma loved watching Bob Ross. I recently asked her about him and just as I suspected, she has forgotten about him. I, of course, haven't. Bob Ross had the most soothing voice. Watching him on YouTube as I write this is making me want to shut my eyes and put my head down on the keyboard.
I swear, although Bob Ross was a fabulous oil painter, he could have had an amazing career as a hypnotist. Between his relaxing tone and the sound of the paintbrush against the canvas, one could easily pass out in a manner of seconds. I kid you not!
Who is Bob Ross?
Five Things About Bob Ross
1. Robert Norman Ross was born on October 29, 1942 and passed away on July 4, 1995.
2. Bob was the creator and host of the PBS show The Joy of Painting, which aired between 1983-1994.
3. Bob Ross was a native of Orlando Florida and spent ten years as a records clerk for the US Air Force.
4. Bob Ross died of lymphoma in 1995, sadly he was only 52.
5. He is survived by his brother Jim, his son Steven and his ex-wife, Lydia.
Bob Ross Painting Happy Trees
Bob Ross Makes Me Sleepy