This project started as a series of postcards that my father sent to his granddaughters. The project began with the first card on February 14, 2018 and ended with the last one on May 17, 2018. They each represent a different important phase in his life. On the back he jotted down a list of names, places and events. His intention was to spark a discussion or conversation about his past.
For whatever reason, that did not happen. I believe he intended them to write back or email and ask questions, but neither did. Skip ahead a couple of months and while he was staying with us over Christmas, I asked him if we could have the conversations on camera. That way his story could still be shared with his granddaughters or anyone who wanted to hear it.
He said yeah, let’s do it.