Thursday, March 3, 2011

Vintage Thingie Thursday - Shadow Box

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I have a shadow box that I made several years ago of my Dad.  This hangs in the dining room over my computer.

This picture is of my Dad building a garage at our house in 1968.  He is wearing the glasses I have in the box.
Also he  used this wooden extension rule to build  the garage.



Dad was a self-taught carpenter and could really envision anything in his head and just build it. He only had an eighth grade education.  He quit to help out on the family farm at the time.  He was in the Army Air Force in Alaska and bought this letter opener when he was there.

He spent is career as an electrician and did get training for that. He partially owned the company he worked for. 

My Dad has since passed away at an early age of 69.

There is also a white hankie of his too. He always carried a hankie in his suit jacket when he went to church. BTW, I never saw him go to church without a suit on!!

I also have a billfold that he carried that actually belonged to his dad, my grandpa.  Inside there is a Christmas gift tag from my aunt.  Must have been about 1930.

This obviously is one of my favorite treasures. 

Happy VTT everyone.


Ann

9 comments:

Mecky said...

That is a wonderful idea to showcase your dad's things!

Mecky

~~Carol~~ said...

I love your shadowbox Ann, and it's such a great tribute to your Dad! I think it's something that I should do too, because I only have a few things of my Dad's, and they're just stuck in a drawer. It would be nice to see them on a daily basis. Thanks for the idea!

Deborah Kay at The Paint Splash said...

I've seen this in your house but never had heard about the wallet. I miss him too.

A Gypsy Angel/Stamperbee said...

So very neat! Great rememberance of your dad. :)

Rebecca said...

I love shadow boxes-this one is extra special!

LV said...

I understand what you are saying and the reason for keeping these treasure. I have some of the ssme things, just not in a shadow box. Keeps the memories alive.

Coloradolady said...

WHat an amazing thing to have kept. Some things are so special and mean the world to us. I like the idea of the shadow box for storage. Happy VTT!

Anna said...

That is wonderful! I really like this. Lost my dad young, too. Just shy of 69. You have a great keepsake, I bet it makes you smile when you see it.

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hi Ann,

What a sweet memory of your father. I just love shadowboxes...so many possibilities. Thanks so much for visiting with me! Come by anytime...

Have a wonderful day...

Hugs,
Stephanie ♥

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