The beginning of April marks the anniversary of my dad passing away. It is not surprising that all things dad pop into my head and the reminiscing and smiles and stories form and drift in and out and sometimes they stay and ruminate long enough that I need to write them down.
Added to that, I was hunting up some digital product, in and out of my digital folders of Ali Edwards' story kits, monthly kits, day in the life, and week in the life kits and I came across these really cool chipboard embellishments Story #One, Story #Two, and Story #Three.
I had just the three stories I wanted to tell because they all centered around my dad. And peanut butter. Story #One is about my dad stocking up on peanut butter when I asked my mom and dad if they would care for Elizabeth and Ashley for a year while I was in Korea. When I came home to drop them off he already had a cabinet full to the brim of jars of peanut butter. It was so funny! And, heartwarming.
Story #2 is about eating peanut butter and pickle sandwiches which I learned from my dad.
And, story #3 is my dad spreading his bread with peanut butter. It would take him forever because he had to cover - I mean smother - every square centimeter with peanut butter. He made it into an art form. I also included how my brother, when he was young mimicking my dad - spreading the peanut butter on the bread. It is one of those 'you had to have been there' family funny's but, still, so funny when I think about it.
This was seriously a fun 2-page, 6 x 8 to put together for my All About Me album. And, just like that three little stories are told.
Three memories - about my dad. And peanut butter.