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This is a page from my Heritage Project, Papa was my maternal grandfather and this page is in mine and my brother’s book.

Inspired by “Sand Baby” layout by MemoryKeeper http://tinyurl.com/6xv2oj

Journaling Reads:

After serving in the Navy during World War 2, Papa returned home to his wife and daughter and began building their life in the prosperity of postwar America. They built a new home in Detroit in the late 40s. He was a mechanic for Standard Oil company until his retirement in 1980. He worked to provide a comfortable life for his family, open in love and rich in the memories of time spent together.

Papa was a man ahead of his time. Where many men coming back after World War 2 resumed their old jobs and old roles as the sole income for the family, expecting a wife at home keeping house and having dinner on the table, he supported Grandma's desire to continue working and encouraged her to take the management position that was offered to her, expressing his faith in her and her ability to do the job and do it well. He was a strong man that had pride in and drew strength from his wife’s accomplishments in a time when many men would have found them intimidating.

Kit - Old Love by Dinphy (Free at her blog!), Base - Dani’s Girls July 08 Template, Inspired by “Sand Baby” by Memory Keeper

Fonts - American Typewriter, Chalkboard, AKA Frivolity

Link to kit - http://dinphy.blogspot.com/2008/07/o...eebie-kit.html


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Date: Wed July 16, 2008
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theStudio Picasso
This is an awesome glimpse at who your Papa was as a person - a truly wonderful LO and bit of journaling for your heritage scrapbook and to hand down to your decendants! Well done!
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#1 Wed July 16, 2008 10:56

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Wonderful tribute page to your Papa. It sounds like he was a very good person. Love your layout.
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#2 Wed July 16, 2008 14:43


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The story of Papa was as inspiring as that of your grandmother. What a beautiful relationship. Thanks for sharing this incredible legacy page.
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