Journaling reads: It's always fun to stroll through the booths at Canton and see the wide variety of items for sale. This Saturday (March 2012) was an absolutely beautiful day to be out & enjoy the sunshine.
I started with sketch 13 in the 28 Sketches Workshop to complete Shimelle's Twelfth Challenge - create a page with one photo printed twice. I believe this is the first time I've ever used the exact photo twice on the same layout, but I absolutely love the way this turned out.
*The 17 staples in Daddy's swollen arm - the one he broke both forearm bones in just six days before.
*The 2 days & nights Mama stayed awake so she could be with him, even sitting up in the 5th floor waiting room the second night because they were not able to put Daddy in a private room due to the hospital being full.
*The relief that it was ONLY a broken arm when Daddy fell off the A-box onto the cement floor of the shop while putting some bed rails up in the rafters.
*The exhaustion and pain they endured. (OK, maybe this one does show a little in their eyes.)
*The 46 years of great times, good times, bad times, and ugly times they've endured together.
(For those of you who didn't grow up with a Daddy who worked for the telephone company, an A-box is simply a box that resembles the shape of the letter "A" - it could be used to sit on when working on those gray telephone boxes on the side of the road or as a step to reach something higher.)