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In Memoriam: Grandpa's Store by Kristen Stubbs

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Kristen Stubbs Kristen Stubbs
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0.45 Gigapixels
Date added
Jan 08, 2009
Date taken
Jan 07, 2009

GigapanMagazine.org Will open in a new tab or window vol 1 issue 3

This is a photo of the inside of my late Grandpa Stubbs's jewelry store in Chaffee, MO. After Grandpa retired from being a jeweler, he kept the store and filled the display cases with various items he collected as well as many handicrafts that he and my Grandma Stubbs had created. I have always loved visiting Grandpa's store--you never know what interesting curiosities you might find.

Grandpa was an amazing person. He contracted polio as a boy, and his mother wrote to Eleanor Roosevelt for help. Mrs. Roosevelt arranged for then six-year-old Grandpa to receive treatment at Warm Springs, Georgia, the same place where President Roosevelt received treatment, for free. Grandpa worked very hard and was eventually able to walk with just one brace, instead of two, and a cane.

After high school, Grandpa went to school to become jeweler, and he owned and operated this jewelry store for more than 50 years. After he retired, he filled the cases with things that he and Grandma collected and made at the 49 Elder Hostels they attended together.

If you'd like to read a little more about my Grandpa Stubbs's life, his obituary is at: www.semissourian.com/story/1453457.html Will open in a new tab or window
Now that Grandpa and Grandma have passed away, it's not entirely clear what will happen to the store. Probably everything will be taken down and our family will try to sell the property. I am very happy that I could take this GigaPan to preserve our family history.

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  1. Kristen Stubbs

    Kristen Stubbs (January 21, 2009, 11:28AM )

    Thank you. It really means a lot to me for people to come and look at Grandpa's collections and creations. I'm trying to use the GigaPan as a way to document our family history. Now that Grandpa's passed away, it's not clear what will happen to the store. Probably everything will get taken down and my dad will try to sell the property if he can. I just wanted to capture it as soon as I could, so we can always remember what it was like here.

  2. Rafal Szmigiero

    Rafal Szmigiero (January 21, 2009, 11:05AM )

    ...and amazing!

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