Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Grandfather Painting Lasting Memories

My father-in-law has been with us for over a month now.

He has spent a lot of time with Kai, including on our trip to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks.

And he has been a great help with looking after the dogs that have stayed with us the past few weeks.

He’s also had just a bit of his own time such as when Kai was in camp.

My father-in-law loves painting. Much of his free time back home is spent painting portraits of Kai from the pictures we send him. He usually brings one or two each time he visits so we now have a little Kai Gallery.

The other day, Kai saw him painting and took interest for a short while. Jiji encouraged Kai to take the brush and paint the legs of a table.

My father-in-law has also been working on another subject the past couple weeks – Grand Teton mountain.

And he recently finished.

Seeing these paintings every day might help Kai to remember his grandfather’s artistic talent. I hope he also remembers his grandfather’s quiet dignity.

But I know for sure that Kai will remember that Jiji always loved spending time with him, was willing to do anything for him, and never had a cross word.

And that will be quite a lasting memory.


  1. Wow!!! Kai's grandfather is very talented! What a great way to immortalize his visit. Kai will have everlasting memories of his grandfather's visit.

    1. Yes, he is most certainly very talented. And you can see that his favorite subject to paint is his grandson. As impressive as the paintings are on their own, I think the best thing about them is that they serve as a tangible reminder of Jiji's love for Kai.

  2. Quiet that. :)

    He certainly has a great artistic talent...those paintings of Kai are remarkable!

    1. I thought you might appreciate his paintings, Betsy. He really does a great job capturing Kai on canvas. But then, Kai is his favorite subject. :)


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