VanCOLA
   
VANCOLAStained Glass ArtistsCarpetCleaningSchool.comContact to Say Hi

DadMom.jpg

"It's The Journey That Counts, Our Destination's The Same!"dad and mom

Each Page has different music on CHROME> if refreshed with F5


 freshstart.jpg
 1985 Long Time No See......................Give Me A Shout!




 
 Gary2picsrecent.jpg

................................ME and my Alter Ego.......................
                         GARY VanCOLA, REALTOR,  PSC, QSC

                                Elliott & Co. Realtors / GMAC Real Estate

                               Marketing Coordinator, 12 years, RETIRED___________



June69Albion.jpg

Still have $1.00 Purchase Deposit Receipt for 1855 farm, in 1970

Workn.jpg

 

And WITH THE FINAL NAIL THREE YEARS LATER 1973
The BLACK NORTH EXPRESS;Black North Aquazeum Exhibit
Marine Fish Import/Export & Pet Supplies & Tack Shop

June71Albion.jpg
BLACK NORTH EXPRESS 1973



a bright idea; 10,000 gallon marine fish Aquazeum on display.

AquazeumSign2.jpg

125ShowTank.jpg

give me a kiss, Angel

Aquazeum.jpg

Hobbies gone crazy; Fish, raised & showed dogs, animal supplies!

VanColatruck.jpg

SWITCH GEARS: HAD ENOUGH SNOW = FLORIDA or BUST!!
 
 

2003.jpg

OK, pay'n some bills, now back to creating a 4'x4'

Nautilus2.jpg
BengalTiger.jpg
BurmeseTigerandCobra.jpg
trigger.jpg

TRIGGER HAPPY


50 years ago, sold my 2 Vettes for 1st Work-van
and went to Woodstock to sell my paintings!
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/woodstock-at-50-in-the-words-and-music-of-those-who-were-there/


"By the time I got to Woodstock", I was selling my paintings there.
       
  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKdsRWhyH30
Saturday afternoon, the fences were crashed, no one was taking tickets! But on the way home traffic-crept. I stood atop my van window sill, reached-up, and popped this cardboard event “Parking sign” off a phone pole. Enjoyed it for 20+ years, wrote an interesting Bio & sold it w/untorn tickets: $1400 on eBay.... 

.

WoodstockPoster.jpg
BACK TO THE FUTURE - I SOLD it on eBay $1400

ecstasy.jpg
ecstasy - 1969 - India ink on 12" x 12" canvas

deathface.jpg
WAR - 1969 - multi-medium relief-painting 20"x20"


Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,
SundayDinner.jpg
I took the one less traveled by, has made all the difference... Mom took photo

62TBird.jpg

1st sweet ride-mom's '62 T-Bird w/elec. HardTop-Conv. &backseat-booth
 
 

62vette.jpg

1962 - dad's incredibly quick four-speed!

Iowa Chevy Convertible Collection

Dads64Stingray1969.jpg

rmx4325.jpg

My '64 Stingray-paid $2200 in 1968 & my '58 Roadster $1500.
Sold both for my 1st work-Van...Yah, I know, I know...
and today both would bring well-over $100k retirement...damn!

64V.jpg

SCHOOL'S OUT...BYE, BYE VETTES...TIME TO GO TO WORK!


50 years ago, cut my hair, sold my 2 Vettes for 1st Work-van 
and went to Woodstock to sell my paintings!
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/woodstock-at-50-in-the-words-and-music-of-those-who-were-there/


OfftoWoodstock.jpg
No Corvette, but still a Chevy and it'll make dreams happen-HOPE

dont.jpg

 My Authority Figure!


nude.jpg

MY MUSE FOR A 5 PAINTING SERIES!


whoamI.jpg

WHO ARE WE?-I painted 50 years B 4 WATCHMEN below
NE9Jlaba1IP4bi_1_1.jpg

WHO ARE WE? - I gave the painting to my Uncle Joe


me.jpg
YOU talkin' to me?

MomsAvanti.jpg
Mom's custom built Avanti, drove 30 years...



Garyandafewbuddies.jpg

.................Hang'n out with some friends..................


whatwillIbe.jpg

Who will I be?.....Will I change anything for the better?

longroad.jpg

A LONG AND WINDING ROAD


GaryandMickey.jpg

We fashioned these 2 Glass-Art pieces from a poster I had as a
kid. I made the "Sheriff" for "W" on his 1st 100-days before 9/11!






....


header.jpg

 

The Answer's Beyond The Stars

Catholics, Hebrews, Muslim Chiefs,
Each need the Right, which one's the thief?
To steal a religion or cooped a faith
All seek the power to reign over Man,
Each lays claim and does what it can.

Then if only one's right which will it be?
But what about Lutheran, Hindu, Shinto maybe,
Or Buddhists, if Zen, the argument persists.
From temples of Aztecs, pyramids to the stars
Only one can be right it must surely be ours.

Ritual Mystics worship dogma and doctrine.
Agnostics and Atheists, Puritans akin,
One has the answer, only one sees the Light.
Each a stake in the game, it's just too absurd,
Too many to name which one has "The WORD?"

Lest we forget Plato, Hegel, Jung, Darwin,
Darwin to be sure. What if "TRUTH" hadn't
Arrived here yet or perished before time,
Would Yahweh, Allah, Jesus, any true GOD
condone a single LIFE taken in Its NAME?

Gary P VanCola

Copyright ©2004 Gary P VanCola


Daytripper to Titusville
20.jpg

20.jpg
A very fine day!

Love You Too Dad!




.

cheers.jpg
Salute, Cin Cin 6-8-16

rio.jpg
1960 - Rio main dining room

Riomenutop.jpg
Might I suggest the Clams Casino ala Rio or Escargot, Caesar Salad dressing w/egg prepped at table

Chateaubriand or Rack of Lamb, asparagus Holland
Riomenu.jpg
a Rio Rhum-Baba, fresh brewed coffee, cube sugar & real cream

riofront.jpg
Bon Appétit - 1960

wedding6.jpg
1978

Click 2nd Video link of 90 gal. tank

Click here to play 90 gal. Saltwater tank video