In August 2011, I visited my grandpa in Washington (State). I took my Flip-Pal scanner and photo organizer boxes and we went through all his pictures that were literally in shoe boxes. I organized them all in categories in the boxes after I scanned them and got each photo’s story from Grampa.
We sat at his kitchen table and while a photo scanned, he’d be telling me the story of the next photo. I learned about his hometown, his snakebites, his nicknames, his college, his restaurants and everything in between. I came home with over 500 photo scans and no plan to write a book. Or plan at all, really.
I started writing website posts, but it then it started being a website all about Grampa. And so I decided to try a book. A little over a year later and I tried and did! It’s here! It’s been distributed to Grampa and aunts and uncles, so I can share now.
With pride for my family, my Grampa, and his wonderful stories.