Tonight I was struggling for a blog topic when I thought of a recent picture that I saw of my Grandpa. The picture sent my mind wandering to other similar pictures and I came up with the theme of Grandpa at Work.
Here is the picture that I had not seen before, but one that I will most likely use in a few future posts. The picture is of my Grandpa working at the Lowenberg Bakery in Ottumwa, Iowa. He is standing behind the machine in this picture. My Grandpa worked at Lowenberg Bakery while he was going to school in Ottumwa.
My Grandpa was a preacher for much of his life. One of the first churches he worked with was in Frytown, Iowa. Here he is standing at the steps of the building. This picture of the church building brings back so many memories for me.
Here is my Grandpa sitting in his study at one of the churches where he preached. Sometimes we forget that a preacher does not only work on Sunday. A preacher has to have time to study and prepare for his lessons.
I remember one of the jobs that he had picking up film from and delivering pictures to stores in California. I got to go with him on his route one day when we were visiting from Iowa. My mind just wandered to another memory, one of my college jobs was working in a grocery store and for a time I was in the department that was in charge of the photo center. I would always think of my Grandpa when checking in film and sorting photo envelopes.