Snippets of Paper is an occasional series I plan to do, featuring stories (and sometimes layouts) based on finding a snippet of paper and recalling a memory. Because it is not just photos that bring back moments from our past.
|Story:||“Life is Good!|
He would say this a lot. He, who? Big brother, E Jr., of course.
My younger sister S remarked at his memorial service on how he would often say this. We, the six of us kids, came from humble but happy roots. Mom and Dad worked hard to provide for us. There was never a lot of extras, but there was always enough. We were loved a lot, there was no question of that. And, E Jr. never forgot it. Not in all his 68 years. He didn’t let us forget it either. Whenever he had occasion to realize how good he had it now, or remind one of us how good we had it now – he would smile and say: Life is Good! He got us saying it too.
So when I came spotted this clothing tag that I had saved, I knew why I had saved it. And I thought of E Jr. and smiled, even as I am missing him.”
|Style:||The tag needed to be front and center in the layout and I wanted to be able to show you the back because it was important to preserve the smiling part of the story too. So I framed it and attached the clothing tag by sewing around its cord.|
The owls are symbolic of him passing on a little wisdom.
|Stash:||June 2015 Counterfeit Challenge Kit|
Cardstock, patterned paper, buttons – Stampin Up
Chipboard alterable frame and branch – Technique Tuesday
Flair – American Crafts
Epoxy owls – Me And My Big Ideas