Thursday, November 11, 2010

My Favorite Veteran

Today (Thursday) is Veteran's Day in the United States. I've posted before about my dad's service and how proud I am of him. If you click on the label "dad" below, you'll see some of my prior posts about him, including journaling about the photographs from his time in World War II. I did eventually create scrapbook pages with those photographs and there's an excerpt up top, but they're simple pages and I've already posted the journaling.
So, instead, I wanted to share this art journal page with a story about the first time my husband met my father.  I've been wanting to do this page ever since blog friend Sian posted about her husband meeting her grandparents.  I wrote the journaling on the page in the style of a play, in response to a prompt from Shimelle's class.  From a design standpoint, there's a visual triangle going on with the three stars, direction with the eyes looking at each other and a discordance color scheme that still works because of similar tones and lots of neturals.  
The Meeting

Act I (A University apartment)
Girl: I really think you should meet my parents.
Boy: Alright. I'll come over for brunch when we're home for Winter Break.

Act II (A suburban home)
Father (handing a tie to a young man): Here. Put this on. A man likes to see his future son-in-law in a tie at least once before his daughter's wedding day.
Son: Thanks Dad.

Act III (a different suburban home; it is clearly still morning)
Scene 1: Camera pans over an older man pressing drinks, many drinks, onto a young man in an ill-fitting tie. Young man protests occasionally buts keeps drinking. Music plays in background.
Scene 2: (same home, that evening)
Daughter: So, dad, what did you think of him?
Father: Seemed nice. He drank quite a bit though. (Pauses) But at least he was drinking good stuff.


Mommy2CVC said...

Too cute!!!! I love it!

Amy said...

What's the story of when you met his parents?

Margi said...

Love it Rinda! You are so creative!

alexa said...

Wonderful story-telling! Hope they had many happy drinks together.

JO SOWERBY said...

what a superb story love it
Jo xxx

scrappyjacky said...

Wonderful little story Rinda....and great page you've made from it.

laurie said...

such a unique way to preserve a special memory!

Sian said...

I certainly did enjoy it! Great timing at the end !'m so glad you got it down on such a beautiful page.

Anonymous said...

I didn't expect to get such a chuckle from your journaling. What a great page!

debs14 said...

What a great story! Love the way you told it too.

Sarah said...

Love all your journalling and such about your Dad. You can tell how proud you are of him

hee hee to your script. It's brilliant.

Irene said...

I enjoy reading your post. This one reminds me of when your family would come to Houston and our dads would drink lots of shots. One year your dad made martini's. It was the first and last time I had a martini. Thanks for sharing your thoughts as they bring back nice memories of our family visits.