Monday, March 12, 2012

celebration of life

This past weekend, we gathered in Appleton to celebrate the life of Grandpa Defferding, who passed away on March 3rd at the age of 93. He was a kind and generous man, a great teacher, lifelong learner and collector of things. While I was growing up, we made "stamp soup" together, split and stacked firewood, gathered gallons of blackberries, ate a lot of fish at Al-Gen's restaurant, painted many things with flat black paint. I am grateful that our boys knew him well and have fond memories of him: playing cottage rummy, saving seeds, building with legos, and working on projects at the cottage. I will always carry him in my heart.

at the cottage, July 2011

Marble fun with cousins:

Taking another look at the remainder of Mom's collection: brass, silver, seashells, plates, and glassware.

TnT portrait by Weska.

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