Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Grandpa's Shop

In the fall of 2008 I took a photography class at a local junior college. I took this photo (above) for an assignment in the class.

It's a picture of the shop that stood on my in-laws' property. To my children, this was their grandpa's shop. Originally it was just a concrete slab with a roof and no walls. Apricots were cut and prepared for drying there. My husband's family had apricot trees on their property. And they would sell dried apricots. They were delicious! I remember cutting apricots with the family many years ago.

Eventually, my father-in-law added walls to the concrete slab and it became "The Shop." That's what it was called. At one time, there was a cabinet shop inside this building too.

The shop stood on my in-laws' 4-acre property which included their home and garage. The shop was behind the garage. This is a picture of the front of the shop.

My in-laws moved to this property when my husband was a toddler. So, he grew up there. Sadly, there was a fire at my in-laws' home several years ago. After the fire, my widowed mother-in-law moved away.

I'm glad I had the opportunity to take photos of "The Shop" on my in-laws' property many years ago.

Thanks for stopping by!

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  1. Ah, the memories... good subject for a photography project, actually. We so often overlooked the "everyday" things and places in our lives. I was not mechanical, at all... but my Dad and his Dad certainly were! Thanks for sharing! ;-)

    1. Hi Bill,

      Thank you for stopping by and commenting! I'm really glad I took the opportunity to photograph my in-law's shop on their property. Especially since my mother-in-law no longer lives on the property. As you say, it's important to take photos of the everyday things and places in our lives.





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