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  1. I knew George +received all his art when our dear friend MARTHA DAALLAS died among my own collection he truly was a gifted man in many ways,we as a community,,, ,we provide for George’s brother dear Mickie love safety food

    1. My deepest condolences, Pam. You are fortunate to have his exceptional art in your collection. It’s wonderful the local community is coming forward to make sure his brother is cared for. He was truly one in a million.

  2. My father, Earl Russell was the one that created The Cheese House and the Truck Driver Cheese. Although he franchised other stores throughout New England, to the best of my knowledge the Arlington store was the only store that produced it. As others have said, it did have quite a following and will no doubt be missed.

    1. Thank you, Robert, for your response and information! I have been wondering what has happened to Truck Drivers Cheese now that The Cheese House is closed. It was my favorite and is indeed missed.

  3. Thank you for bringing Gary LeMaster to our attention. The whimsy or was it courage to step out of the box made all the difference. Oh to follow his example

    1. Often, it’s the artist’s need to create that overrides all obstacles. We might not be thinking how courageous we are when we’re doing it – we just know in our bones it’s what we have to do.

  4. I’ve been eating Trucker’s Cheese from the 60’s (Arlington VT). I was crushed to learn they have closed. In fact, I was going up there on a Tuesday, so I checked on the ‘net to see what their hours were…they had announced their closing THAT DAY! So…how do we get the cheese now?

    Tom Hungerford

    1. As far as I know, The Arlington Cheese House was the only seller of the famous Truck Driver’s Cheese. Their cheese-making process resulted in a very limited production. I am keeping my eye out for a new Truck Driver’s Cheese vendor that may emerge and will keep everyone posted. I miss it too, Tom!

  5. Purchased truck driver cheese at your shop about 20 years ago while visiting Vt. Could never find it again till now. Can we order on line and do you have a list of other cheeses with a price so we can place an order

    1. Glad you found it through the article! Unfortunately, I just learned that the owners retired and the Vermont Cheese House is now closed. What a loss for lovers of their famous truck driver cheese.
      – SerenaK

  6. Greetings, Serena I am sitting in my art studio, looking out at Bellingham Bay with sunshine slowiy awakening our day. I have spent the past 5-6 weeks, nursing a bonchitis or (whatever It was). During, this time, of solitude, it has given me a chance, to contemplate the quiet and changes I and, everyone have been thrust into. I’ve always loved my alone time. While, I have not picked up my paint brush, as I had thought I would, i have enjoyed, a since of calm. I’ve taken an online course called ‘Art2Life’. Nicholas lost everything during the 80’s recession. He recreated ‘Art2Life’ from scratch. I have thought of other artist’s such as my hairdresser, Mila Faulkner. She has delved into her painting with gusto and also her gardening. I believe out of this crisis, there will be amazing works of art created. Authors will be writing remarkable novels. There will be films made. There has been a remarkable community of citizens, who have stepped up to the plate, mask makers, neighborhood helpers, and lots of students who have made videos, to reach out to their peers. Teachers have learned to teach online, students are learning what it is to dive in and do what they need to do, for their and our future. The amazing creativity, that I see already, is what artists, makers, and futuristic thinkers naturally do. The challenges that you and other artists seem daunting, but, I see artists having amazing strength to forge ahead. That’s what they do. New art, new dreams, new re-creating is in your dreams and genes. Sending lots of positive from the West Coast to you. Susan

    1. How beautiful! Thank you, Susan, for the positive vibes from the West Coast! I hope you are feeling better!
      Thanks for sharing stories from the artists in your circle and online, reminding us to look around at the art and artists surrounding us – as well as appreciating the value of what artists and creatives in all mediums can offer as we move forward. Now is the time to listen to the creative ones!
      Hope to see you again next time you’re back on the East Coast.
      – SerenaK

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