May 26, 2016

Measuring and Marking


My grandfather passed away last week. While he'd been in declining health, nothing was expected so soon and the news was a shock. Over the past few months, I'd been able to spend more time with my grandparents, giving me a wealth of memories and joy. I feel so very, very lucky to have had him in my life then and still.

As we've been taking care of things, I've been able to collect a few of his work tools. My grandfather was a civilian design engineer for the Navy, close to 30 years. I swear by his Eagle pencils and a small, homemade T-Square is quickly becoming my go-to for measuring.

And while I miss him profoundly, there's a joy and a connection that comes in giving his tools a new life.

6 comments:

Drawing Sarah said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. :( Grandparents are such a treasure! And how comforting to be able to use the same things he loved to use. It will really keep him close to you.

Jenna Opsahl said...

I'm so sorry! When my grandma passed away it was quite shocking. But now I have a lot of the fabric she used to quilt with as well as her sewing machine and I feel lucky to be able to use the skills she passed onto me.

Your grandfather would be happy to see the beautiful work you are making with his tools. <3



jess m said...

Condolences, Abbie. May your life be a celebration of his. Sending a hug from OR.

Abigail said...

Thank you so much, Sarah!

Abigail said...

That's so touching about your grandmother and her sewing things -- how lovely! And many thanks for the kind words.

Abigail said...

Thanks Jess :-)