Sunday, January 12, 2014

Sentimental Sunday: Family Tree Wall: A Work in Progress

On New Year's Eve, while visiting my parents at their new home, I mostly completed my big project for that visit - creating a "family tree" wall with old family photographs of my parents and ancestors.  Here is how it looks so far:

The idea was that my parents are in the center, and on either side of them are photos of their parents, then, moving outward, their grandparents, and so on.

The blue tape marks spaces where additional photos are supposed to go.  We do have photographs of my Pape great-great-grandparents, my Guokas great-grandparents, and my great-great-great grandfather Jacob Shelton (who died about 1870).  I'm also going to add another photo of my mother (to balance out the collage of three of my dad), and a photo of her with her parents and siblings that will fit in that very obvious hole.

I spent a lot of time measuring and laying out the photos on the top of a twin bed (fortunately about the same size as the wall space I had to work with).  I think it turned out rather well!  It's hard to photograph though, being in a hallway.  Above is my dad's side of the family, and below are my parents and my mom's side of the family.

I couldn't fit one other old family photo in the design - that one went on a separate wall, and will be the subject of a future post.

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