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Sadly, I have had to remove my Guestbook because some not very nice people kept placing inappropriate messages that were quite offensive to my visitors.  I have, however, preserved the many wonderful comments that I did receive, and you are welcome to read those below. 

Ernie


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Mr. Stinsa!

I get to be the first entry in your guestbook. I truly enjoyed looking at your work, and I wish I had had the opportunity to meet you when I lived in Chicago.

Best wishes and have a Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year.

Tim Lytle San Jose, Costa Rica
December 22, 2002


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Great Job DAD, I am so proud of you and all you have done. Keep up the good work,

Love, Rob


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Great work! What an interesting and varied life. I hope you live forever. You are a great success in every aspect of your life; work, play, family and your leisure time. It is a pleasure knowing you!

John Jaeger


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Hello Mr Stinsa,

"Outstanding" is the only word that comes to mind after looking at your work on the website! You were blessed with a wonderful talent.

Hope all is well! Tom McCartney (I'm a friend of Greg's)


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HI ERNIE. 1/07/03 Great work. I think you have used your God given talents well. It is a wonderful thing to be able to capture memories in so many differnt ways . I hope when you reflect on old neighborhood's Bolingbrook comes to mind.It was a great place in time, with a lot of good memories.It seems like everyone was part of a large extended family that grew up and moved away. We hope we get to see you soon. LOVE - LARRY AND JACKIE


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Enjoyed your creations, Ernie. Especially liked the one of your grandkids. Super!

Janell Warren


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After working with you for so many years I knew that you were a talented and gifted man. The dedication,hard work and discipline that you have put into the engine business is now realized in your art. I can only imagine what it would be like to have a wonderful talent like you. It's a honor and a pleasure knowing you and Shirley and we hope to see you again soon in the near future. Gary & Elaine Cecil


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Fantastic, I'm glad more people will be able to see your artistic talents.

Gary Beardsley


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Ernie: You artwork is outstanding. You seem more than content with your post retirement life. THAT'S GREAT!

Your Friend. Joe Ostarello


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ernie, i just wanted you to know i did "stop-in" to see your site; i'll spend more time tomorrow checking out your work! it was great to talk to you the other day; man, were they fun times or what?! when i talk about those days, what we all did (paperwork) and what you were able to get union guys to do "above and beyond" for a pizza and soda......people think i 'm nuts!! talk to you soon. my e-mail address is applejpgr2@aol.com gene de haven


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Hi Ernie: I love your web site - tastefully done - your work is AWESOME -your passion shows in your work - but then again it does in anything you do. Sandra Watkins


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ern, ringo wants you to sculpt him lying down...we were just looking..wow, you are one talented guy! gene


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Some amazing portraits. Diane Doll


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Hi Ernie

Great job BigBoy....

Phil Cooksey


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Ernie, my daughter, Diane, showed me your artwork on the internet and I just loved it!!! They look so professional. What a lovely family you have also. You can be very proud of them and yourself. Pearl Doll


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We enjoyed your website! Your work is beautiful and very realistic. Thank you. Peter & Jamie Luisi, Indianapolis, IN


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Hi Mr. Stinsa:

Chuck told me about the website. My favorite is "Waiting for High Tide"--it's lovely.

Please tell Mrs. Stinsa hello for us.

Marilyn and Chuck Gregory


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i'm a friend of joe brauer's he's the most interesting man i've meet,i enjoy many stories i've heard about you and ernie.i'm glad to know such a man .beatiufl web design ,and great art. joe r.


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Hi Ernie: I just heard about your web site and after checking out your work,I am totally amazed at your many God given talents. Your work is beautiful and tasteful. It's good to hear you are still active and not "retired". Deb Everman (Indy)


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Hi Ernie, Thanks for telling me about your websit. Your artwork is very impressive. I especially like the family portraits. Kristie


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Wow Ernie! Who would have ever imagined your hidden talents in the world of art, and not a 466 or 7.3 in sight! Also your heretofore unknown baseball career. Keep up the very impressive work!

Mike Montgomery Mary Jo Montgomery


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Hey Mr. Stinsa,

Great art work! I love it. You have a beautiful family & your personality is nothing shy of remarkable. Thanks again for the Magic Johnson poster (the boys.) I only hope my success in life is as great as yours.

Your Friend, "The Magic Man"


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Had no idea you were such a good artist We enjoyed


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We had no idea you were such a good artist, we enjoyed your site will pass it own. George and Brenda Lancaster


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Consider this my signature in your guestbook. HARMON KILBREW!!!! I don't think my father told me that one! He mentioned a lot about you guys growing up in the neighborhood though. Have any baseball cards of Harmon??


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especially like all the seascapes, the windmills. 1st gallery switzerland. switzerland #3, cousteau, Greg wiyh the newspaper(the plant looks great|), and the nude (rear view). The sculptures are terrific!


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especially like all the seascapes, the windmills. 1st gallery switzerland. switzerland #3, cousteau, Greg with the newspaper the plant looks great|), and the nude (rear view).

The sculptures are terrific! It's an honor to know you and happily fortunate to have spent so many pleasurable times with you.


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Ernie, submitted my comments earlier but i'm so poor at this computer game that I wasn't able to sign my name. I started my comments with "especially liked" ....."sculptures terrific" etc. you have great talents!! your pal, Gus


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we enjoyed your pictures and believe you are indeed a great artist butch and theresa


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Ernie; Hi, I'm Arlene Cox and I work at the Indianapolis Engine Plant (matter of fact, this is now my 29th year). I met you several years ago when I was working in the Materials Department. I now work in IT and have be working with Tony. Debbie Everman forwarded the link to your website and I have thoroughly enjoyed your sharing of your life and wonderful art with me. I am so envious of those who have your talent. I try to sketch and it never looks like anything. I know that you and your family must be very happy to have Tony and his family coming back to Chicago. I know Huntsville will miss him. Once again, thanks for the sharing your interesting and wonderful life with me.


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Ernie, My sincere congratulations to you on your web site and on achieving your life dream. As I looked at each picture I could just feel your family values, pride and passion for your art. Good luck and it was a great honor to have learned from you during your years with International. Wonderful! Your friend, Howard Miller


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Hi, Received your note and thought I would check out your web site for new additions.... VERY IMPRESSIVE WEB SITE Arlene Miele


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Ernie, friend of mine showed me your work on his computer. I received your note and photo of my wife. Will write you in the near future. Jim Crawford


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Mr. Stinsa: Both your art & your life are fascinating. I had the fortune to work with three of your sons and could see the profound influnce you have on their values & work ethic. Hope to meet you some day. Best wishes, Waters Deng Bartlett, IL May 1, 2003


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Erie, Your web site is wonderful and I am so proud to say I'm your sister. Annie


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Ernie, Your web site is wonderful and I am so proud to say I'm your sister. Annie


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Hi Ernie. I am so totally impressed with your talents. I had no idea. Only thing missing is a painting of a big mac or pizza. Just kidding of course. The self portrait must have been done back when you and I kept losing (and regaining) our bi- annual 60 pounds or so. Glad you are enjoying life and all around you. Miss your cheery voice and attitude. Tony showed me the site and I do love it. Best always, Hans Palaoro


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Hi Mr. Stinsa!! You're website looks wonderful!! You're artwork is amazing and beautiful! It was fun to see familiar paintings and sculptures. Hope all is well!! Best Regards, Sarah Ziehr


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Uncle Ernie, I'm thoroughly impressed with your art work and your beautiful family. I have memories of visiting you when I was a little girl and you told me the story of how you could eat a whole tree and then spit out tooth picks! You were bigger than life to me then and after viewing your website you're still bigger than life to me today. Lot's of love Willy Schilling. :)


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Hello Mr. Stinsa, I played hockey with your son, Rob, at Lawrence University. He recently introduced me to your website. We were just reminiscing about some of our one-sided defeats and also the times when you were kind enough to take a few us out to Victoria's after a game. It's too bad the hockey team wasn't more competitive, but we had plenty of good times nevertheless. Rob was a heck of a hockey player and is even a better guy. Anyway, I just wanted to say that you have a very nice website and some impressive artwork. I particularly like the landscape paintings of Switzerland. I hope all is well in the Chicago area. Take care, Brian Toomey


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the painting were just great.


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Hi Ernie---finally found you, have searched for months, your work is wonderful and amazing--all that hidden talent, I am amazed at how alike you and Greg look in your "early years"--almost cannot tell you apart--of course, Miss Shirley is and was always beautiful, in all ways!! Retirement has expanded your life---an inspiration---that's YOU!!Alice Obmascik----remember me? I am the original member of the "I LOVE GREG fan club" cheers!


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Ernie.. I am very proud to know someone as talented as you,and your ambition and zest for life. keep up the good work. We do have some good memories of those days in the Bronx. our best to mrs Stinsa and family and Marge. Ralph & Helen Anaheim Cal.


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Hi Ernie, Very impressive. We really enjoyed viewing your art work and reading all about you and your family. Len said you did not mention your making of a telescope at the Adler Planitarium. Happy to see you are so busy doing something you have such a passion for. Good Luck. Mimi & Len Squinto


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Hi Ernie, I am thrilled with your work. It is absolutely fabulous. Thank you for sharing it with us. I am sure you are very proud. All the best, Ramona


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Outstanding website! I especially enjoyed reading your family history. Your art work it even more outstanding!


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Ernie your family must be very proud of you Jim Byrne


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Dear Ernie, After our phone conversation, Debbie and I visited your website. We are in awe and you are absolutely phenomenal! We look forward to your future postings. Thanks to you and Shirley for your support and friendship. Paul and Debbie Eggum


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Ernie - Thanks for sharing with me. Great life and great art!! Please thank your kids for letting us get to know you just that much better. Regards, Warren Augenstein


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Ernie, Really enjoyed your website and art work. Look forward to seeing additional exibits. Your dear friend Anthony


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Dear Ernie, Really enjoyed your website and art work. Look forward to seeing future exhibits. Your dear friend Anthony


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Mr. Stinsa, I was truly impressed by many of the works in your portfolio, especially the human subjects. You have the rare talent of being able to create life on the canvas. It's a rare talent indeed! Will Lytle Costa Rica Aug. 16th 2004


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Hi Ernie Hope you and the family are doing well! Tim San Jose, Costa Rica

 



 

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