I almost forgot about this book, it might actually be the first one I made. It was done for what we call our Cousin Convention in 2001. There are seven of us left on my Mom’s side and thanks to the brilliant idea of my cousin-in-law Dick, we have been meeting every two years for a long weekend. It has not only kept us all in touch, but has given the next generation a chance to get to know each other. We have met in
, Seattle , and all over Charleston . I made one of these little booklets for each of my cousins – and for once, I thought to make one for myself. Montana
|This two-fold includes grandparents wedding photo, scan from a baby book, another postcard scan (from 1919) and a photo of the old homestead with a yellow rose that has grown to cover yards of ground around the building remains.|
I worked very hard to make everything on this book meaningful - all the postage stamps related to us in one way or another, pheasant is standard fare in Montana - but I must admit, the joss paper was a bit of a disconnect.