Friday, December 10, 2010

G.E. 9 - Dad's Still Got It!

Our Dad (Albert Peter Martineau), is always last to open his gift.  We start with the babies, and work our way through the family according to age...Dad is 87.

In the 22 or so years that we have been 'making gifts', Dad has "made" just a few...but in the last 6 years or so, he has really had some fun, creatively.

This year, he drew Mike's name, and decided he wanted to try drawing again...a skill that he never really had the time to practice over the years.  His inspiration for the drawing he did came from the cover of a book he was reading this summer,

He began work on this in late September, and finished up a day or two before 'The Day'.  (This in itself is kind of incredible, since most of us are still working on our gifts just hours before the Exchange.)

Indian Head

Way to go, Dad!!! 

I guess the old saying is true -
"Apple, Fall, Tree, Boom"

I love you, Daddy...
xoxoxo, clare

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