My grandfather made the checkerboard. That’s me in the gold frame, and my sister and my grandmother in the brown frame and my sister and I with a neighbor in the Winnie the Pooh frame.
My grandfather, my mother’s father painted amazing paint by numbers paintings. He was in the Navy for most of his life. He was a very private man and seemed rather cold. It takes all kinds I suppose. I have no idea what he had seen or been through though.