Tuesday, June 3, 2008
A time to remember and reflect
It would have been my Grandads' birthday on the 31st May and what a wonderful way to celebrate the day and life by our family outing to Wamberal. My Grandad was an extremely special man to me always available for us, I cannot remember a time when he was not excited or interested in what we were doing. He collected Elephants, china, plastic, wood, bone & stone - big, small (his collection was in excess of 500) I made this book for him for his 82nd birthday in 1989, I thought he might put his Elephant pictures in it. I wrote this comment inside the front cover:
Happy 82nd Birthday. Grandad I hope this book comes to use for something special.
I Love you
with Lots of Love
It certainly was used for something special my Grandad was the king of sayings. He filled the book and accompanying envelopes with sayings; handwritten and including drawings. He wrote an inscription to me at the end of the book and this is what he wrote:
I love this book and feel so lucky to have such a beautiful treasure.
Thank you Grandad for your love and the gift of time that you not only gave us but put into this book.
The book had pages with contrasting colours and a leather handsewn patchwork style cover, well it was the 80s and leather was very popular.