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Grandpa's Things by WildestArt

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Dedicated to grand daughters everywhere!…My grandfather on my dads side was a full blood Cherokee. I didn’t realize before just how much I missed him until I laid out his things for this still life. I cried, and hes been gone for a long time. I miss his gentle ways and his inborn love and respect for nature. He turned my dad into a lifelong successful rice farmer in S. E. Arkansas, USA. My brother and I also got our love of nature from him. Included here is his Barlow Pocketknife, pocket watch, compass, straight razor and shaving brush, WW II ration coupon, snuff can & tobacco coupons. I remember him using a lot of these these things in the 1960s. I was honored when he gave them to me as a small child. Its a testament of my love for him, that a 10 yrd old girl can keep up with it all, plus this tiny ration stamp, in pristine condition. I moved and lived in 9 states!….Taken with a SanyoVPC-E2100.

I’ve had a camera in my hand since the old Swinger Camera days (remember those?). EVERYWHERE I go, my cameras go. My friends and family gave up trying to separate us a long time ago….But I’m relatively new to digital photography. I keep saying “Where have you been all my life…?” There are so many beautiful images on Red Bubble. I’m SO inspired!

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  • Keala
    Kealaabout 1 year ago

    This is lovely! :0) Great still life and piece of your family history.

  • relayer51
    relayer51about 1 year ago

    Wonderful , my Dad has a draw full of stuff like this which is fun to go through . Every piece has a story . Great shot Kay .

  • barnsis
    barnsisabout 1 year ago

    Neat still life, so many things that were very common back then but are rarely seen today. Well done

  • vigor
    vigorabout 1 year ago

    These mementos are very special of our loved ones. I have a few little things that belonged to my dad.

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepabout 1 year ago

    Excellent! Thank you for adding this to IWP! Gena

  • wolftinz
    wolftinzabout 1 year ago

    Beautiful tribute, beautiful still life.

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    Kanages Rameshabout 1 year ago

    Your EXPRESSIVE Image & Writing is DISPLAYED Here

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  • ♥⊱ B. Randi Bailey
    ♥⊱ B. Randi Ba...about 1 year ago

    Feb. 22/23, 2014
    Great work! Congratulations on being featured in Art by Bubble Hosts!

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