Busy renovating the house just a bit, but thinking of a reminder I have for you since I have these photos in front of me. It’s been my habit to tote props with me when a foto-op was in the offing. And no more likely a time than when visiting the grandkids, especially with Grandpa in tow. In this case, Great Grandpa.
Eldon lives in a seaside town, and Dad (Eldon’s Great Grandpa), was a seafaring guy. I grabbed a white cotton sailor suit and hat from the studio closet and a toy sailboat before heading to my daughter’s for the weekend. A little planning and voilà!
A few years later and Vera June comes along and Dad is more than 90 now. No time like the present…
Youth is wasted on the young. Eldon finds him out here in a game of hide and seek. Dad was in his mid-eighties when he said to me one day, “I don’t HAVE to skip these days”. Dad, I said, I didn’t HAVE to skip 20 years ago.
This blog is about portraiture and eventually nature and wildlife. One never knows, does one, where a venture might lead. In this case, I’m obviously stuck on my Dad for a time. But pictures do indeed say a thousand words, and Dad’s life spoke volumes.