My Gressinger family has a long association with this beautiful and fascinating region. My father’s father came here from Kansas to farm alfalfa around 1913. But as the water table declined, he gave up farming in 1918, moved into the city and went to work for the Southern Pacific Railroad.
Gressinger & Main: Downtown Florence, AZ
1918:Gressinger Residence. Tucson, AZ
There he built a modest home a few blocks from the University of Arizona so his two daughters, my aunts, could walk to class. Their classrooms, the original building completed in 1891 known as Old Main, still stands at the entrance to the University.
A year later, on Christmas day 1919, my father was born at St. Mary’s Hospital in Tucson. We have an old photo of my father’s first home on 9th Street when it was just completed and he was just an infant, and another, taken 90 years later, of my father standing on that same front porch. Read More
Some of you have asked about the image of a dog in our banner and the words: Devil Dog Productions LLC. That’s our dog, Buddy. And Devil Dog is our production company which consists of Ms. Karen, myself, several Mac’s, a Canon Rebel w/ 3 lenses, a HD camcorder, four studio lights, a smart phone, and Bud. Bud is a very important member of our team. I’ll explain. Years ago, when we first moved here from L.A., Ms. Karen planted a substantial rose garden just beyond the kitchen window. She also planted many other kinds of plants out and about and so our yard has beautiful flowers nearly everywhere. But in the beginning, there was this little problem: rabbits. Rabbits would get in the yard and make delicious salads out of Ms. Karen’s roses and other plants. We spent a lot of time just chasing them out. One hot July … Continue reading