Photo Challenge – Lens-Artists: You Pick It

This week we’re given the opportunity to choose our own topic – which isn’t an easy decision until I came across these photos.

My dad was a collector. He collected Ty Beanie babies, garden gnomes, Hess trucks, California Raisins, Biblical collector plates, kitchen spoons and hummingbird figurines. I’m sure I’ve left something out.

I never asked why or questioned him about his collections. His family was very poor and he was orphaned at an early age. His oldest brother took him in along with two other brothers. He wasn’t able to buy nice things growing up so I think he was making up for lost time. Regardless of his reasons, they made him happy.

Mom started giving some of his collection away several years ago but before she did, I took photos of each one. This was in 2016 when I first took up photography so the pictures aren’t the best but hey, I’m ok with that.

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6 thoughts on “Photo Challenge – Lens-Artists: You Pick It

  1. What a sweet memory Gina – I loved your dad’s story. What an amazing person his older brother must have been. We are all born into different circumstances – simply an accident of birth. Good for your dad for making something of his life despite its difficult beginning, and for raising a daughter who loved and treasured him

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  2. Gina, thank you for sharing your story and the treasured photos of your dad’s collection! I understand they mean a great deal to you – and they made your father happy.

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