THE EARLY YEARS

Thomas Lloyd Kincaid was born in Gainesville, Texas in 1896.  His parents and six siblings moved to the Ozarks in Crane, Mo.  He married Mae Rickman in 1916.  Their first child, Gladys Lee, was born in 1918 and daughter Margaret Mae in 1921.  Lloyd took his family to Colorado Springs, Co where he worked construction. He then moved back to Crane where their son, Ray William was born.  Gladys was in her 3rd school by this time.   Click Here For MORE.........

 

 

LIFE IN CARO

Gladys and Margaret helped earn their way with baby sitting, getting 25 cents for an evening, which often-included ironing and cleaning.  As soon as Gladys turned 16 she got a job a Dibbles five and dime store on main street in Caro, making 10 cents a hour and working after school and Saturdays.  She was still able to take part in school activities, sports, debates, music and more.  She then got a job at Hooper’s Drug Store making 15 cents an hour working at the soda fountain and learning to stock shelves. After graduating as Salutatorian of her class of 1931 Gladys attended Tuscola County Normal.  She got certified and began to teach in the county schools while still working part time at the drug store.    Click Here For MORE.........

THE TEACHING BEGINS

Gladys had always loved art and had a opportunity to learn china painting when Bonnie and Tom were little and Harold was working long hours at the drug store.  She started teaching her friends around the kitchen table in 1950 arranging class time so she was available for family activities, being there when the children came home form school or Harold needed her help at the drug store.  She never dreamed that her hobby would become an avocation and someday take her around the world. Click Here For MORE.........

 

 

FROM TEACHER TO ADVOCATE

In 1960 Gladys attended the first teachers national organization in Dallas, Texas a charter member.  It was the beginning of an association, which is still dear to her heart.  Twenty years later Gladys would be elected as president of IPAT (International Porcelain Art Teachers) with members in 38 countries.    Click Here For MORE.........

HER BELOVED CARO

In Gladys’ travels, teaching, lectures, workshop, seminars and conferences she has been awarded citations, certificates, plaques, honors from countries and dignitaries and much more.  None have been more meaningful or touching than those bestowed on her by her community of Caro.  Click Here For MORE.........

 

 

ADVOCATE OF THE ART OF LIFE

Gladys had a “change of lifestyle” as she says when her eyesight failed her in the early 1990s.  She continued to teach some but did not paint.  Finally she was declared legally blind and it looked like she was finished painting.  “Losing her wheels” was the hardest thing for her.  Then in 2000 she had surgery to remove ½ of her remaining kidney – she had lost the other kidney to cancer 30 years before. This left her with less energy but she is functioning and doing well.  Click Here For MORE.........

 


 

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