On January 29th, 1955 I married my beautiful wife Carol.
I began working with Grisham in 1955. Every
consecutive year it seemed there was something else to learn. The very first lessons were skinning and fleshing. Skinning was 1st grade work. When a taxidermist learns how to flesh he/she has truly ascended in the art form. After all, the definition of taxidermy is exactly as it reads. Taxi means to move and dermy means skin. From the
many taxidermy conventions, to simply working in the shop, it took a lot
of time and patience to get to where I am today. I knew then that no matter what I learned, there was always something else to be learned.
What was hard work became habit, what was habit became
second nature, what was second nature became passion, and what was passion
became an art form. We worked many years together and I shall remember every one of them.
W.L. Grisham will never be