Thursday, June 14, 2007

Show and Tell


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My Papaw was a professional photographer. He took pictures of weddings, proms and did family portraits in his basement. As a child I was fascinated by all of his equipment, but the thing that intrigued me the most was this light meter. Camera's have automatic light meters in them now, but I remember him putting this up to a person's face to get the settings just right.

Papaw passed away in 1981, the summer before my 13th birthday. I was the oldest grandchild and had spent the most time with him. When I was 2 they say I used to call him Bumpy. He was a tough old bird with a heart of gold. He loved my Nana with a passion. This Father's Day I will miss him and wonder what he would have thought of his granddaughter.

28 comments:

PEA said...

What a wonderful treasure to have, your papaw's light meter! You have many beautiful memories of him...do you have a lot of the pictures he took? I can just imagine how fascinating it was to watch him develop all the pictures also:-) xox

Tracy said...

A wonderful treasure to have something that your grandfather used. I miss my "Pap" terribly, too!

Lady_MSnow said...

Isn't it neat the things we treasure from our grandparents? Thank you for sharing. :)

Barbara H. said...

I am glad you have something special and personal of his to remember him by.

Sheri said...

What a special tribute your grandfather. It's so wonderful that you have something like this from him.

Trella said...

Oh, how wonderful to have that treasure to remember your grandfather by. Thank you for sharing.

Mrs. C said...

What a sweet tribute! I treasure the things that belonged to my grandfather,too.

LBP said...

What a sweet story!

Thanks for sharing!

Mrs. U said...

Your Papaw sounds like a wonderful man!! What a neat treasure you have to always remember him by!

His,
Mrs. U

Julieann said...

What a treasure you have from your Grandfather. Thank you for sharing:)

Julieann:)

ellen b said...

Great memories. What a blessing to have grandparents that show us love...

Lana G! said...

Kim, I think your Papaw would have said something like this:

Proverbs 31:
28 Her children arise and call her blessed;her husband also, and he praises her:
29 “Many women do noble things,
but you surpass them all.”

Blessings to you!

Morning Glory said...

What a great treasure to have inherited. The memories we carry with these personal belongings are so special.

Amanda said...

How neat! I wish I had been able to know my grandpas. Thank goodness for memories. :)

Diane said...

Oh how I wish I had something so special as a keepsake! Beautiful, filled with such meaningful and lasting memories.

Diane

Penless Thoughts said...

Thanks for sharing this treasure from your grandfather.

Lyndy said...

Grandparents are so special.

Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful and blessed weekend.

Lyndy

Mrs.B. said...

What a treasure! I just love old things. (o:

HsKubes said...

What a wonderful treasure from your papaw!

~ Christina

Jennifer said...

What a neat item to remind you of all the great memories of your Papaw. I'm sure he would be so proud of you, and the woman, wife, and mother you have become!

Kelli said...

What a wonderful treasure to have, Kim! Your grandfather sounds like he was a very special man. Thank you for sharing your memories with us!
Hugs,
Kelli

Myrna said...

Thank you for sharing your treasure from your grandfather. What sweet memories! I think it is wonderful that you remember how much he loved your grandmother.

jar said...

What a beautiful meter and memories.

Betty said...

A very heart warming posting...I'm glad you have a memento of your 'Bumpy's'.....but especially your sweet memories....

Thanks for coming by to visit with me and commenting of my bouquet in a pot....Betty

The Woman said...

I loved my Papaw too... Miss him terribly. I have often wondered what he would have thought about my daughter. She's a one of a kind! ;o)

smilnsigh said...

Such a lovely entry. Thank you for sharing it with us.

And thank you for visiting my blog, for 'Show & Tell Friday.'

Hugs,
Mari-Nanci
aka 'Nana'

Tiany said...

How very special for you. I have a pair of binoculars from my Grandfather and we cherish them, as it is all we have left of him.

Thank you for sharing! Have a great weekend!

Lynne said...

A special treasure that holds precious memories of your beloved Papaw. Such a sweet story.