This adorable couple right here are my grandparents. They have been married for 60+ years. My grandmother has severe Alzheimer’s and she recently was placed in a home that could care for her and ensure her safety. Not surprising, it has been very difficult for my grandfather.
Ever since I can remember, I would always spend time with my pop in his wood workshop. I even remember him buying me my first tool box (I wish I still had it!). My pop can build just about anything from furniture to shelves to wooden toys. You name, he can do it. In fact, when I was probably 3 or 4 years old my pop was building me a wooden seal that I could push along the floor with a string. He ended up cutting the tips of his two fingers off 😦 (I am still reminded of this often 🙂 )
My pop finds therapy in wood working. I think I got a lot of my creativity and passion from him. Saw dust is certainly our glitter 🙂
I am thankful to have my pop still around in my life and I am also grateful for the youth he still exhibits.
My grandfather has been such an instrumental part of making my thoughts become a reality. Throughout this home building process, I will be sharing many of the pieces restored and built by this amazingly talented individual.
Thanks Pop, love you!!