Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Archive Photo of the Day: Grandpa Frank

Grandpa Frank, originally uploaded by The Bacher Family.
Grandpa Frank, still tilling the fields at age 81. Kelli and I visited him at his home in the country while visiting from Florida, where we were living at the time, and were impressed to find Grandpa still out working the fields just as he'd done for decades. He began his work life at age 15 as a lumberjack and never slowed down; in fact, he continued to work on the farm for several years after this photo. Even then, he would more likely be found working in his garage shop than anywhere else, right up until his death in 2007. This photo, on a beautifl autumn day when the light was as golden as the fields, perfectly captures the spirit of an amazing man.

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