he was an accomplished machinist & tinkered with things
until his last days, even with the very limited vision that
he had left.
he oil painted for most of his life & really longed to see well
so he could paint again.
i'm grateful to have taken some shots in his basement where
i spent many days as a young girl watching him work and trying
to imitate him.
thanks for all your encouragement and inspiration, grandpop.