Sunday, May 25, 2008

Da


I dreamed I was telling someone that my in-laws' family farm in Wexford, Ireland, supplied milk to Yoplait, who only accepted the highest-grade milk. (This part is true, not a figment of my dream world.) It got me to thinking that so much hard work and pride in one's work would produce the best. And so, I made this collage, as a tribute to the gentle, quiet man I called Da, who, when times were very tough in the 1950s and people emigrated, stuck to the family farm and persevered.


I "inherited" the family photos and ephemera. This piece will end up back at the family farm. I may have lost my husband, but I never lost his family, my family. There are families who drift apart after deaths have occurred, but not this family. They have held me to them all these years.


5 comments:

  1. OMG Colette
    the photo below of you , the very last one is like something out of Italian Vogue!!! I hope you have that blown up and framed over the fireplace! its stunning!

    your dream was lovely!!! lol

    x
    bonzie

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  2. speechless...he is beautiful. You understand. These gentle men...farmers.

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  3. Colette to reply to your question in my blog! I would be delighted to!
    thank you so much,looking forward to it. If you need me to do anything for you ,you could send me a convo on etsy ;)
    Thanks C
    x
    bonzie

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  4. I am so glad for you, and sorry for your loss, I still have my hubby and you make me remember that I need to be grateful for him always! We kept my sister-in-law close when my brother left her and the kids behind and we are very happy we did...A relationship we treasure, thicker than blood!
    Have a great week!
    karen b...
    recycledrita.blogspot.com

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  5. What a wonderful tribute to a deserving man. One who has always worked hard, has honest pride in his work, and holds his family close.

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