Monthly Archives: February 2014

MARCH TO MY WEBSITE!

Yes indeed! It is that time of year. March. But nowadays we don’t have to walk twenty miles through mud and snow in a threadbare coat (and we were glad to have it, not like you kids who don’t know what work is!).

Yes, just take you hand and click here: http://billwhorrall.com/

At my website you can check out all the books! Even though you are already spoiled rotten I will still give you 10% off until St. Patrick’s Day! Yeesh! You want everything!018 copy - Copy - Copy copy copy

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GOODBYE MOM AND POP

NO BLARNEY !!!!

BREAKING NEWS!

Yes! It is true....Bill Whorrall's book, Goodbye Mom and Pop has the good power to drive out the bad snakes of negativity!  A 10% off sale on all of Bill's books until St. Patrick's Day? Hmmm....Well, O.K.! Order today!

Yes! It is true….Bill Whorrall’s book, Goodbye Mom and Pop has the good power to drive out the bad snakes of negativity! A 10% off sale on all of Bill’s books until St. Patrick’s Day? Hmmm….Well, O.K.! Order today!

This book documents the last drive-in movies, root beer stands, drugstores, dime stores, all  kinds of small mom and pop operations in south Indiana. Dive into living history, before it is gone forever. Go to this website to order: http://billwhorrall.com/

See below last picture for more information.

This classic motel was in Reo at the corner of routes 23 and 66. Spencer Couny

This classic motel was in Reo at the corner of routes 23 and 66. Spencer County
In a backroom of Stinesville Mercantile, Monroe County.

In a backroom of Stinesville Mercantile, Monroe County.

Purcell's Country Store, Freedom, Indiana 1998 page 45, Goodbye Mom and Pop-Independent Businesses in Southern Indiana by Bill Whorrall

Purcell’s Country Store, Freedom, Indiana 1998
page 45, Goodbye Mom and Pop-Independent Businesses in Southern Indiana by Bill Whorrall

This is a book about the vanishing mom and pop stores in 35 Indiana counties. 221 pages of interviews and over 300 photographs document a way of life that is will soon be gone.  Thanks to this book, they will not be forgotten. The author traveled to every small town in southern Indiana to bring back these images and voices. To order this book simply go to Bill’s website: http://billwhorrall.com/

GOOD MORNING MARTIN COUNTY

Good Morning Martin County is my newest book. It is in full color and the reproductions are luscious. If you are a fan of southern Indiana’s natural beauty, this is for you. I explored the county in-depth for several years. The Indiana University Geological dept. supplied maps in the section on the White River. Birds, plants, mammals, reptiles, the terrain, rivers, creeks and springs were documented. There are several places in the county  that have seen print for the first time here. 349 pages, over 800 color photographs, this book has it all. If interested you can go to my website to order. http://billwhorrall.com/

Good Morning Martin County-a journey through Indiana's natural treasure

Good Morning Martin County-a journey through Indiana’s natural treasure

Below are two photos. Nature lovers-grab this book!

Wood ducks on Beech Creek, Center township.

Wood ducks on Beech Creek, Center township.

Bluebells near the East Fork of the White River. Martin County, Indiana

Bluebells near the East Fork of the White River. Martin County, Indiana

DON’T BE LIKE ELLEN!

Ellen shouldn’t have to go out with this clown to see good art and books by Bill Whorrall! Go to his website and order your own!

 

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WELL…I WOULDN’T COUNT ON IT

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My mother never failed to remind me, it could get worse. Is it a Midwestern thing? Once my mom wrung her hands about us living on a gravel road. “Those little rocks can be like ball bearings and throw your car right into a ditch.”  Then it was paved. “Oh my God! Now it is will be a slick as glass!” Yes, things can get worse…but do not tempt the gods by thinking that they could improve.

Once I commented that the car was running well. I glanced at her and saw the devastated look. I not only said it, I said it in the car. Yes, it did have to go to the shop next week. To  all my fellow artists I say, ignore your mom, keep your chin up….but it probably won’t help.

FROM ART TO ZOAR

From Art to Zoar is an A-Z look at southern Indiana. Art is located near Brazil and Zoar is near Sulphur and Magnet. Well, you need to know where they are too! This book was self published which means it isn’t cheap, $28.00. But it also means I had total control over every word, every photo and was at the printing plant when it was done. This work has some of  the best black and white reproduction you have ever seen in a book. If you like photo documentation of rural America, you might want to get this one. Below are a few sample photos. To order the book and see others just click on my web page button on the front page of the blog. Thank you. Bill

Out of action at the demo derby. Montgomery, Indiana

Out of action at the demo derby. Montgomery, Indiana

 

A backroom in Stinesville  (200). From Art to Zoar-a personal journey through southern Indiana by Bill Whorrall

A backroom in Stinesville (200). From Art to Zoar-a personal journey through southern Indiana by Bill Whorrall

 

A rainy day on a side street in Clay City, Indiana a photo in From Art to Zoar

A rainy day on a side street in Clay City, Indiana
a photo in From Art to Zoar

Shoals Catfish Festival parade in Shoals. This is a yearly Martin county event everyone enjoys.

Shoals Catfish Festival parade in Shoals. This is a yearly Martin county event everyone enjoys.