|Project by Jchon Paradise||posted 11-24-2007 05:47 AM||3470 views||7 times favorited||14 comments|
Several months ago, my brother-in-law approached me and asked if I’d be willing to make a shadow box for his grandfather (a Navy Pearl Harbor survivor). He let me know that it would need to be done by Thanksgiving Day, as that is when his grandfather would be in town, but as I am too accustomed to doing, I put it off and put it off. Until crunch-time came and I only have a couple days to get it done.
After a couple sessions in the workshop, and some last-minute (literally) placement of medals, my brother-in-law was able to present the Ship’s Wheel to his grandfather while the whole family was gathered for Thanksgiving.
I had never really experienced it before, but it really was humbling in a way for someone of his generation to seek me out in the crowd of people to shake my hand.
-- Jchon - Denton, TX