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Kristen Stubbs's Snapshots

  1. Pine needle baskets

    Snapshot Title: Pine needle baskets
    Taken by: Kristen Stubbs

    Image: In Memoriam: Grandpa's Store
    Image Owner: Kristen Stubbs



    Description:

    There are actually three baskets which Grandpa wove from pine needles on this shelf; the one on the left (not in this snapshot) seems to be completely covered in what we think is mold; these baskets a...



  2. FDR and Eleanor Roosevelt

    Snapshot Title: FDR and Eleanor Roosevelt
    Taken by: Kristen Stubbs

    Image: Grandma Stubbs's Living Room
    Image Owner: Kristen Stubbs



    Description:

    This is a picture of FDR and his wife Eleanor Roosevelt. My Grandpa Stubbs had polio, just like FDR, but his family could not afford treatments for him. His mother (my Great-Grandmother) wrote to El...



  3. Wooden egg ornament

    Snapshot Title: Wooden egg ornament
    Taken by: Kristen Stubbs

    Image: Grandma Stubbs's Living Room
    Image Owner: Kristen Stubbs



    Description:

    This wooden egg ornament was carved by Grandpa Stubbs in a style known as chip carving.



  4. Cowboy

    Snapshot Title: Cowboy
    Taken by: Kristen Stubbs

    Image: Grandma Stubbs's Living Room
    Image Owner: Kristen Stubbs



    Description:

    This is a woodcarving of a cowboy made by Grandpa Stubbs. He tried carving in a lot of different styles; this is a pretty realistic-looking piece.



  5. US Cadet Nurse Corps

    Snapshot Title: US Cadet Nurse Corps
    Taken by: Kristen Stubbs

    Image: Grandma Stubbs's Living Room
    Image Owner: Kristen Stubbs



    Description:

    Grandma Stubbs received her nurse's training as a member of the Cadet Nurse Corps. That's a photograph of Grandma in her uniform in the upper left.



  6. Fisherman plaque

    Snapshot Title: Fisherman plaque
    Taken by: Kristen Stubbs

    Image: In Memoriam: Grandpa's Store
    Image Owner: Kristen Stubbs



    Description:

    More humor from Grandpa: "A FISHERMAN: A Jerk on one end waiting for a Jerk on the other end." Grandpa loved fishing and used to go on fishing trips to Alaska.



  7. Dulcimer

    Snapshot Title: Dulcimer
    Taken by: Kristen Stubbs

    Image: Case of carvings
    Image Owner: Kristen Stubbs



    Description:

    On the left-hand side of this snapshot, hanging behind the display case, you can see one of Grandpa Stubbs's handmade dulcimers.



  8. Wooden chain

    Snapshot Title: Wooden chain
    Taken by: Kristen Stubbs

    Image: In Memoriam: Grandpa's Store
    Image Owner: Kristen Stubbs



    Description:

    Grandpa carved this wooden chain from one solid block of wood.



  9. Truman

    Snapshot Title: Truman
    Taken by: Kristen Stubbs

    Image: In Memoriam: Grandpa's Store
    Image Owner: Kristen Stubbs



    Description:

    A portrait of President Harry S. Truman (who was from Independence, MO) hanging in Grandpa's store.



  10. Mule skull

    Snapshot Title: Mule skull
    Taken by: Kristen Stubbs

    Image: In Memoriam: Grandpa's Store
    Image Owner: Kristen Stubbs



    Description:

    This is a painted mule skull. Mules are often associated with Missouri. Mules are also associated with stubbornness; Grandpa could be pretty stubborn himself at times, so I think that's maybe why he...



  11. Walking sticks

    Snapshot Title: Walking sticks
    Taken by: Kristen Stubbs

    Image: In Memoriam: Grandpa's Store
    Image Owner: Kristen Stubbs



    Description:

    These are some of the walking sticks and canes which Grandpa collected. Grandpa Stubbs had polio as a boy. He wore a leg brace and used a cane himself, and collected and made many of them during his ...



  12. Kaleidoscope

    Snapshot Title: Kaleidoscope
    Taken by: Kristen Stubbs

    Image: In Memoriam: Grandpa's Store
    Image Owner: Kristen Stubbs



    Description:

    This kaleidoscope was made by my grandmother, Marlene Stubbs. I believe that she and Grandpa learned how to make them on one of their many Elderhostel trips.



  13. Baskets and roosters

    Snapshot Title: Baskets and roosters
    Taken by: Kristen Stubbs

    Image: In Memoriam: Grandpa's Store
    Image Owner: Kristen Stubbs



    Description:

    The baskets in the back were made by Grandpa Stubbs, as well as the little carved wooden roosters.



  14. Humorous plaque

    Snapshot Title: Humorous plaque
    Taken by: Kristen Stubbs

    Image: In Memoriam: Grandpa's Store
    Image Owner: Kristen Stubbs



    Description:

    I love Grandpa's sense of humor. This plaque reads, "If a man speaks in the forest and there's no woman to hear, is he still wrong?"



  15. Crying baby picture

    Snapshot Title: Crying baby picture
    Taken by: Kristen Stubbs

    Image: In Memoriam: Grandpa's Store
    Image Owner: Kristen Stubbs



    Description:

    This is a baby picture of me, crying hysterically. I think Grandpa thought it was pretty funny.



  16. Magnification goggles

    Snapshot Title: Magnification goggles
    Taken by: Kristen Stubbs

    Image: In Memoriam: Grandpa's Store
    Image Owner: Kristen Stubbs



    Description:

    These are the magnification goggles Grandpa used to use. They bear the label "GENIUS AT WORK" (although you can't quite make out the text in this image).



  17. Pysanka

    Snapshot Title: Pysanka
    Taken by: Kristen Stubbs

    Image: Case of carvings
    Image Owner: Kristen Stubbs



    Description:

    Three pysanka (Ukranian handcrafted Easter eggs). These were made either by Grandma and/or Grandpa Stubbs.



  18. Self-portrait

    Snapshot Title: Self-portrait
    Taken by: Kristen Stubbs

    Image: Case of carvings
    Image Owner: Kristen Stubbs



    Description:

    This is a wooden figure which Grandpa Stubbs carved of himself.



  19. Work area

    Snapshot Title: Work area
    Taken by: Kristen Stubbs

    Image: In Memoriam: Grandpa's Store
    Image Owner: Kristen Stubbs



    Description:

    Grandpa sat at this end of the store when working on jewelry repair or using his computer.



  20. Umbrellas

    Snapshot Title: Umbrellas
    Taken by: Kristen Stubbs

    Image: Shinjuku - near JR station west exit
    Image Owner: Colin McMillen



    Description:

    A good umbrella is a must in Japan during the rainy season. The Amemiya drug store here is offering them for only 300 yen each (about US$3.15).



  21. Pachinko Jumbo

    Snapshot Title: Pachinko Jumbo
    Taken by: Kristen Stubbs

    Image: Shinjuku - near JR station west exit
    Image Owner: Colin McMillen



    Description:

    This pachinko parlor is called "Pachinko Jumbo". Like many pachinko parlors, its sign is covered in lights. It looks like their mascot is an elephant.



  22. Kimono, geta, and keitai

    Snapshot Title: Kimono, geta, and keitai
    Taken by: Kristen Stubbs

    Image: Gotanda station
    Image Owner: Colin McMillen



    Description:

    It's not unusual to see women wearing traditional kimono dress walking around the city. This lady is also wearing geta, traditional wooden sandals, and using her keitai (cell phone).



  23. Mos Burger

    Snapshot Title: Mos Burger
    Taken by: Kristen Stubbs

    Image: Gotanda station
    Image Owner: Colin McMillen



    Description:

    Mos Burger is a popular Japanese hamburger chain. I believe Mos stands for "most delicious". Very tasty!