Sunday, December 21, 2008

Grandpa Apel

My Grandfather passed away in mid-October. The entire Apel Family used to take summer vacations in Holland, Michigan. My Dad and my uncles had told me stories of when they were younger, my Grandfather used to sit on the beach wearing a pith helmet and carrying a pair of binoculars to check out the girls sunbathing. He would tell my Dad and his brothers and sisters that they were not allowed to call him "Dad" on the beach, he was to be called "Rich Uncle George". I loved that story about him and I wanted to commemorate it in a drawing. This is that finished drawing that I gave to my Grandmother and my parents at Thanksgiving time:

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