Saturday, February 19, 2011

Remembering Robbie

My uncle, Robbie Camp, age 67, passed away on the 18th of this month. In honor of him, I wanted to share some of his artwork with you. He was a very talented man.
Like my grandmother, father and I, Robbie had a great interest in art.

Uncle Robbie lived a good life, despite the cancer that fought against him.

Robbie used to own a video store and gas station that I remember being fond of as a child. The store was known as "Miss Quick", but I would always call it "Robbie's".
He sold the best (and cheapest) candy in that store. Candy such as "Sugar Daddy", "Slap Stix" and "Air Heads"... I would buy as much as I could every time I would enter Robbie's store. Day after day, year after year. The day the store closed was probably one of the saddest days of my childhood. Nothing devastated me more, except for when my town's local Drive-In Theater shut down to make room for a "Walgreen's" store.

After helping type Uncle Robbie's obituary and making his photo slide show for the funeral home, I decided to pay him tribute on my blog. Enjoy his work!

Robbie Lee Camp

October 1st, 1943 - February 18th, 2011

Friday, February 4, 2011


I poem intended for the children I hope to be blessed with in the future. I want them to follow their hearts and listen to words of wisdom rather than words of popularity.



Fallen and forgotten are the dreams of days gone by.

Some people pursue them, but others die.

A child is born with a creativity and a desire all its own.
These things soon pass away, if not kept alive and if never shown.

How can you be yourself if you always conform to the ways of your peers?
In a matter of no time, you'll become the greatest of your fears.

Let go of the lies within your heart and soul; see the light of who you really are.
See the sky above you? Somewhere in heaven shines your very own star.

My daughter, my son; I beg of you to listen to me.
No matter what they say, in the midst of manipulation, you always need to be free.

Don't lose sight of yourself while spending time in this place.
You're beautiful as you are and this truth glows upon your face.

Strive to be unique. Strive to be real. Strive to be true.
Show the world your true colors. Don't lie to yourself and give up until you're completely through.

Copyright Casandra Camp 2011