Friday, January 22, 2010

Memories from the Front Row


My Dad loved movies, maybe not quite as much as he loved books, but enough so that one of my favorite memories involves when VHS/VCR rental really took off and we would go to the Aardvark Video in town, he would let my sister and I pick out a movie and he would get a couple, we might get a pizza and then the whole family would watch movies practically all weekend.

My Dad passed away last week, on the 14th of January, and to keep busy and to capture some of the memories that our family and friends had I wanted to make some memory books to take to his memorial.

I remembered that my friend Rebecca Salcedo made bound journals for her Etsy shop Outward Bound from recycled movie and TV placards. I sent her email to see if she had any sci-fi, fantasy, western, action covers that might be cool for this project and she said, 'come on over and let's look.'

We found some cool covers and Rebecca dipped into her older movies stash and we found some of Dad's favorites too. After much slicing, dicing and stacking everything was assembled and I'm so excited to share them when I get home.

Click here to view an electronic version of the inside of the memory book. I didn't change the formatting so it shows the left and right sides together -- hope it's not too confusing!

Thank you Rebecca for helping make some memories about my Dad even more special.

Links:
CaringBridge Site for John Turner

Outward Bound, handmade notebooks journals sketchbooks from recycled and re-purposed materials on Etsy

John Turner Memory Book, PDF

4 comments:

smellyrhinostudio said...

It was touching to read the little stories and learn a little about your Dad's sweet and funny personality. Thank you for letting me share this with you, Sharon! I am honored.

xo, Rebecca

Jill at Liv'nGood Jewelry said...

So sorry to hear about your Dad. I lost my Mom last November so I know it's tough. Hang in and let us know if we can help.

Kirsten said...

What a beautiful tribute to your Dad. Thanks for sharing your beautiful memories and may they always be a comfort to you. Sending you a Hug.

deb said...

Loved the memory book about your Dad...our family has done the same thing and I cherish all of them!

So sorry for your loss...:(