Oma and Opa loved music. Grandfather was always leading us in song before meals, when talking to loved ones during long distant phone calls, or even during a lull in conversation.
In the centre you see birthday wishes received in the mail written in different hands. Each signature offers their good wishes and loving thoughts.
Ticket stubs were also particularly prized as they were tangible proof of one of their joyful travelling experiences.
My favourite part of this picture is the bold red AMEN at the end of what seems to be a quote of scripture followed by his initials and the date.
No doubt, all those who loved Opa can still easily identify with this testimony of faith and still feel his joy.