Jerome wanted to share with you his "Internet friends" his personal thoughts regarding his life, art and his paintings. On May 13, 1999, Lee Overstreet and myself set out for Jerome's home in El Reno, Oklahoma.
I had prepared a series of questions to ask him and I wanted to make it as quick as possible for him. Jerome was between chemotherapy treatments for liver cancer. He was strong and happy to see us but we did not want to tire him.
We setup and once the camera and tape was rolling Jerome started to talk. He talked nearly straight for two hours and no interview was needed.
Jerome thought very highly of his "Internet friends" and was very happy to hear from you. He was also very pleased that so many school children visited his site. He loved children and often lamented about the world we have left them.
I did very little editing to Jerome's discussion. I think Jerome would have wanted you to experience this conversation as though you were sitting in his living room with him.
Jerome is talking from his heart to you his "Internet friends."