Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Rockin' Relatives!


I was out of town for a couple days for my grandpa's funeral. It was very sad and very unexpected. He was a healthy active man until he suddenly fell ill. But there was one lovely upside to his passing, as there is to almost all passings. He has 65 descendants (one more arriving this month and another in June.) All but 18 were able to make it! So I got to spend a nice chunk of time visiting my extended family! LOVED IT!

The smashing fellow up above is my cousin Rob. He owns Rob's Vintique in Riverside, CA. If you can't get there, check out his ebay store for funky vintage clothing!

I also got to hang with my aunt Kathi who is a photog in the High Desert area (Hepseria, Victorville, CA etc.) We got a good thing going, she shared the frame I used in Rob's picture that makes it look like it came straight from an old film camera, I sent her the brush I used to make the apocolyptic clouds. Cool eh?

And my grandpa was a photog too! He even bought me my first camera bag and gave me my tripod. Love you grandpa Bob


Amanda said...

I'm sorry to hear about your grandpa, my condolences. That's a great picture of him behind the camera! And it's so nice that his funeral was an opportunity for everyone to spend time together.

jess said...

I had no idea, I'm sorry, hopefully your week gets beeter.

Monkey Pants said...

Sorry about your G'pa...but nice to see family eh? How's everything else in ABQ?

Liz said...

I'm sorry for your loss but happy to hear that there was a "silver lining" to your trip. I popped over to your cousin's eBay store...groovy clothes indeed! ;)

Hugs to you.