Appletree Hollow

Marley - ballerina dog portrait

Copyright © 2008 Linda Apple
"The Ballerina"
oil on canvas - 11"x 14"
Appletree Hollow Series

This was a Christmas commission to be an Appletree Hollow resident.
Of course you can tell this is an early image of her before
she became a famous ballerina.

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Xmas Morning

Copyright © 2009 Linda Apple
"Christmas Friends"
8"x10"-oil on canvas

Found this image tucked in the back of the album.
There was a piece of paper that said it was Henrietta
and her little friend Penny on Christmas morning~
the new rocking horse was a big surprise.

I am now very curious about these two and will be
searching for more information on them.

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Theda Waterspoon - Irish Water Spaniel

Copyright © 2009 Linda Apple
"Theda Waterspoon"
8"x10"-oil on canvas
Appletree Hollow Series

1852- 1917
She was born Theodosia Waterspoon in Cincinnati, Ohio on July 27th, 1852.
Her mother,a Swiss wigmaker and her father an Irish tailor, gave her a
comfortable upbringing in a loving home situated in a small neighborhood
inhabited mostly by immigrant merchants. She was a non-athletic, old
fashioned, stay-at-home kind of gal, who loved her family, good food,
writing and books.
It was said that throughout her life, she was not truly happy without
writing or having her nose buried in a book. Although she had
a shy, retiring nature she longed to be an actress from early childhood.
When it came time to go to college, she ran away to pursue her dreams.
She fabricated an exotic background of having an Egyptian royal heritage
and being named, Theodosia, after a young woman who was lost at sea,
sparked wild tales of abduction and pirates which got her noticed by the

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Sweet Pete

Copyright © 2009 Linda Apple
"Sweet Pete"
11"x14"-oil on canvas
Appletree Hollow

Through the years of Appletree Hollow history, few residents became
as well liked as Peter M.Cakenhafer. Like many others in the village
his parents were immigrants from Germany & England. He was born in New York,
trapped in an immigration camp until his parents passed away.
He was rescued by a lovely young woman who moved to Ohio hills where
he eventually found Appletree Hollow and became a permanent resident.
Perhaps he was inspired by his love of good food or his need to help
others that he found success in 1908 by creating hard cake treats to sustain
sailors on long journeys. This idea eventually developed into a
specialty biscuit, shaped like a bone.
He loved holidays and would often dress up for Halloween, handing out
his biscuit treats to everyone, which earned him the nickname of
"Sweet Pete". Because of his just and fair treatment to others, in

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