My Father was only 28 when he was killed in a car accident while on Navy Business. A promising and upstanding Lieutenant JS in the United States Navy. Killed in 1960, (I had just turned 3 years old). I have mostly Naval pictures of him, some from his college days and a few Wedding pictures with my Mother. But in spite of being so young, I still feel like I know him quite well! I am thankful to wonderful family and relatives who raised me to come to know him. I only remember being with him once, because he was over seas and on board a ship in the pacific on the 7th Fleet. That time is implanted in my brain, and I have loved him and miss not having had him when I was growing up!
A few years ago I did this layout in what will some day, when I get it completed, a scrapbook about his short, but fulfilling life.
I am a Mother of 8, grandmother of almost 27 wonderful little people. Married to a wonderful man for 38 years. I am a published scrapbooker, have decorated wedding cakes, made wedding dresses, had a wedding business, taught baton twirling lessons to girls for almost 40 years, and love to decorate my home inexpensively. I have always been a 'make-due' sort of person. I love dishes, teacups, teapots, and have to be creating something everyday. I love to listen to beautiful uplifting music and watch Masterpiece Theatre and Jane Austen movies while I scrap, craft or sew. I have become addicted to quilting, and dream about quilt blocks now. I am still working on getting better at this art form. I believe that Creating things with your hands is a good outlet and keeps your mind alert, and has a way of helping one lose all the cares of the day and world, right in my own little studio. Therefore I will never become a digital scrapbooker. I think that those who do digital turn out some beautiful pieces of art and lovely layouts, but for me I need to cut and paste by hand!