The Intro for a new category: The Truly Strange and Unusual Adventures of Kay Buena’s Youth

 As a “Military Brat”, a positive term used to describe children of parents in the Armed Forces of the United States of America, I have a strange but (I think) interesting point of view of what is considered normal. (Well, it is certainly a  different normal than most.) I went to 10 schools and 4 different high schools. This gives one the ability to adjust quickly and make new friends and meat unusually interesting people from all walks of life; many of whom were united in protecting our country. Sometimes, to get through this erratic life-style we developed an unusual sense of humour, that helped us to NOT focus on the danger that filled our daily lives. My Father is a retired Air Force Officer, and a WWII Veteran, he was with the Space program from the very beginning with project Mercury. After he retired from the Air Force, he worked for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration as a private contractor until and after the Lunar Landing. As his children, we were part of a sort of a ‘packaged-deal’; although, I am sure there were times in his life when he was less than pleased with this troublesome lot.

I am a “civilian” now. But this childhood that I shared with my brother and our many friends, has built a solid base for a creative person. This I continue to strive to be, even in my senior years. I love my country and I love Texas. For an artist, these days and times, that is pretty strange.What I criticise in my art, is meant in humour- not to offend. And I am an equal opportunity offender.

I have Virginian, Powhatan Indian Blood in my veins,from my father’s side of my genetics, several generations have diluted this, but it comes out more times than it rationally should.

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