“When you cannot make up your mind between two evenly balanced courses of action, choose the bolder.”
– William Joseph Slim
Downtown Weston, MO II – 5″ x 7″ Watercolor and Ink
I wish I had time to go see this cute little town when I am in Kansas
City, but alas… no time. I love doing these little paintings. Of
course, the street was full of cars in the photo so I made up all the
store fronts at street level.
About William Joseph Slim
The courageous British commander William Joseph Slim, who led forces
during both world wars, led an impressive turnaround of the so-called
Forgotten Army in Burma during World War II after he trained them how to
fight in jungle conditions. He was born on August 6, 1891 in Bristol.
He joined the army as a second lieutenant at the outbreak of World War I
and was wounded in the battle of Gallipoli. He served as
governor-general of Australia, a ceremonial role, from 1953 to 1960. He
died on December 14, 1970.