This photograph is one of my most favourite from that day. In his prime growing up in Poland, my grandpa was a great skiier. For his birthday gift, the grandchildren decided to enlarge, mount and frame his most prized personal portrait: himself as a handsome and vibrant young man holding his balance with two poles whilst kicking his skis high up in the air. Upon unwrapping the gift, he proceeded to reminisce of the wacky old days when these tricks were second nature, and then he jokingly began to hop up with his cane, pretending to do the trick once more. I still laugh thinking of this moment!
For Grandpa Edmund's 100th birthday, I hope to organize a gallery exhibition of the many photographs he has taken over his lifetime. My gramps