"Gather ye rose-buds while ye may." Robert Herrick

"Gather ye rose-buds while ye may." Robert Herrick

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Donna Baker

Friday, September 22, 2017

Rapture



Just in case you haven't heard, tomorrow is the Rapture.   I don't know about you, but it doesn't sound like something I'd be looking forward to.  

I've had this old 1942 print, called Rapture, for many years and it's going to the booth today.  Trying to make a little money on the hype.  I think there are even angels flying out of that speeding train. 


Anyway - it has been nice knowing you if it does happen tomorrow.

37 comments:

  1. An interesting painting. The poor father , son and dog do not get to go.
    I was very excited about the First Day Of Fall, here after the awful heat of summer. Not as excited about the Rapture.
    It has been great knowing you also if it happens !

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. I thought the very same thing. What could the boy have done? Very sweet little village painting until you know what it entails. It is hot here today too and I'm looking forward to it cooling off. PS - those four horsemen won't be able to find me tomorrow if they come.

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    2. Emmy and Sister will protect you.

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  2. I like the primitive style of the painting. A lot of talk about the end of the world in my small town. Been nice knowing you....or will see ya next week!

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    1. Yes, lots of primitive styles back then, Grant Wood, Grandma Moses... Definitely ready for the end to come though I've dreamt of the apocalypse for decades and have been having many nightmares lately. Hmmm....

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  3. I'm so dense! This guy is talking about the rapture! My nephew's best friend's mother is a rapture person. She sure messed up her son't life, waiting for it.

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    1. Joanne, I've never seen another Rapture painting before. It's why I bought it in the first place. Sure hope somebody buys it today, though I won't benefit from it tomorrow if Nibiru crashes into Earth.

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  4. This must be an American thing Donna because the word means little to me.

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    1. Pat, I might be wrong, but I think it is a southern Baptist thing. Wasn't taught about the Rapture at the church I grew up in.

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  5. Sigh. I have come across the term before. And hope that the 'Rapturists' aren't too disappointed.

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    1. PS: The man, the boy and the dog are obviously sinners or they too would be flying high.

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    2. I thought it might signify the biblical term about the father's sins being visited on the son. I don't know what the painter was trying to say and really know little of the Rapture though have heard about the apocalypse in the bible.

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  6. Like The Weaver this is all new to me. How much do you know about this painting? Pity to be leaving just when the harvest has been neatly gathered!

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    1. Not much except it was painted in 1942 and don't know much about the Rapture either as my early religion didn't believe in it. I guess it is never a good time to go... Sir Issac Newton said it would all end in 2060, but I won't be around to see if he was right.

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  7. Sadly, I know a lot about the "rapture" from my church days. It's speaking about believers being taken away. I put the word rapture in quotes because the word is actually not used in the bible. From what I remember it actually says Thar no one knows the day or the hour when this will happen, not even the angels or Jesus Only the Father knows. So someone predicting it is considered a false prophet which is, let's just say, is a bad thing.
    I am going on memory. I haven't been to church in years.

    I do want to point out the religious man in black in the picture has been left behind. He is obviously a sinner! 😁

    There. All you never wanted to know about the rapture.

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    1. I love your name Birdie. I didn't even recognize the pastor; maybe painter considered him to be a false prophet. I didn't know it wasn't in the Bible, just that believers were supposed to be taken to heaven and wouldn't have to endure the apocalyptic Armageddon.

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  8. looks to me like only the women were raptured.

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  9. I wasn't aware of it happening, maybe need to go to church tonight instead of tomorrow.LOL I usually
    spend Saturday with the Lutherans and Sunday with Disciples of Christ.

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    1. Grew up in the DOC and went to Lutheran when kids were young and confirmed. Haven't been in about 20 years.

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  10. I guess we made it through the Rapture? I'm still here, I think. :D

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    1. Yay Bea. I think the guy that started it all now says it was just the start of the end times.

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  11. Tomorrow, tomorrow. . . . . . .I plan to still be here Donna!!
    Enjoy your weekend.

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    1. Yes, I'm still kicking too. Today, will be a quiet one trying to clean out my garage.

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  12. What an interesting picture, I had always heard about the rapture at the end of this earth as we know it. The battle of armageddon.
    I'm sure it will sell, there is lots of people interested in religious spiritual items now, just look how many blogs post about statue of Mary and all the rosaries and religious charms of the saints. Which is a good thing I think.

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    1. Glad it didn't happen and glad to hear from you.

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  13. Dear Donna - never spotted a painting of this nature before. With all the thoughts about the world ending...did it sell? I am late reading this post. Have a great day. Hugs!

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    1. Not yet. I've never seen one like it either Deb.

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  14. That is such an odd painting. I would think a Folk art collector would love to have it.

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    1. I hope so. With the booth rental and fees, I figure I get about half of all I sell. It really burns me to pay it all. I've never seen another one like it and hope a Rapture enthusiast buys it before month's end.

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  16. Oh Donna.. how I have missed reading your blog. Seriously, if I were in Arkansas and saw your Rapture painting I'd be very tempted to make it mine! Glad the world didn't end this month. I've still got some stuff to do while I'm here.
    Somehow I knew you'd be one of the first to stop by and leave me a message. Thanks so much! It's been a crazy year! Hugs. Dixie

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    1. Was so glad to hear from you Dixie. You were one of the first blogs I followed. Hope the rest of the year will be good and next year a breath of fresh air. Just hate times like these, but they will pass and the good ones will remain. Big hugs to you from OK.

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  17. I hadn't heard of Rapture either, glad we are all still here! Sarah x

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    1. Guy that predicted it now says it's in October. They are never right.

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  18. Oh my... I do love this! But then I have a thing for Angels! Don't know much about the Rapture but it sounds like we were saved? Uh-oh... did he give an October date? :`>

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  19. I don't know the October date, but then I am always skeptical. I'm surprised how many haven't heard of the Rapture. Must just be a southern US thing.

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