Friday, March 14, 2008

Scrapbook - FINALLY

I took a few pictures of the scrapbook I did for my dad. You will be underwhelmed, I assure you. It's nice and all, but in this case, I didn't spend a whole lot of time. I had to do 33 or so pages in two days, so it was utilitarian.

This is the letter from my aunt to my dad (her brother), along with a picture of their family. My grandfather died when my dad was only 15, and my aunt was 11 or so. The letter is pretty touching.

This letter was from a long-time friend of my dad's. They are elderly and don't fly anymore, but would have come from Maryland to the party, if they could have. The gentleman called my dad in the middle of the party, and called us a number of times in the days before to see how the plans were coming. :-)

Read this letter. This man and the "Don" referred to in the letter came from Northern California for the party, with their wives. Dad didn't get enough time to talk to them, unfortunately. I'm hoping they can get together again.

This was our French exchange student when I was a sophomore in high school. He drove me crazy (he really liked me, and I had a boyfriend). My parents still keep in touch with him. He's a steward for a French airline, so he comes to L.A. now and then, and he and my folks meet up for lunch or dinner. (I don't know why this is underlined.)

This is my goofy cousin and his family. He wrote a letter, as well, but I just took pics of some of the pages that were kinda pretty, not just writing.

Okay, that's it. Toldja it wouldn't be exciting, but at least I finally did it!


flutter said...

lovely work, girl!

Marilyn@Mixed Bouquet said...

You did a great job! I'm sure it will mean so much to your dad!

Annie said...

Much better than I could have done. I don't scrapbook! Great job!

Sniz said...

I bet your dad appreciated that scrapbook so much and will treasure it forever!

Toni said...

Very nice job. Love the picture of, is it your grandmother if I'm undestanding correctly? Don't ask me why, but I sincerely got an impression of God's presence in that photo. Beautiful!

Claire said...

Thank you, everyone! He really did love it.

Toni, do you mean the picture in the first frame, of the family of four? That's my grandparents, my dad and his sister. My grandmother died in her 60s of cancer, long before I was born. :-( I pray she was a believer - there are very few on that side of the family. :-(

eally said...

Hey Claire,
Somehow I missed this post of yours. I had been waiting to see if you ever posted scrapbook pictures! I enjoyed looking at your pages. Don't sell yourself short. You did an amazing job of gathering history and his memories in a short amount of time and I know he will treasure what you did for him!!