Mother’s Day Project

For those of you who may not know it, I have the best wife ever!  She has kept me organized and on the straight and narrow for 13 years now.  She further proved how wonderful she is by opening up our home to help her sisters out making a grand total of 17 people living together.  So one day, we were walking through Michael’s Craft Store a few weeks back and she saw the photograph taken by Charles C. Ebbets on the 69th floor during construction of the GE Building at Rockefeller Center in 1932.


With her sisters and their children in the house, this dangerous scene titled “Lunch Atop a Girder” reminded my wife of meals at our house.  😀   So I did a little research and I found this Volkswagon ad promoting the Crafter in Europe.  They manipulated the famous photo and removed all of the people to add the line at the bottom, “Volkswagen Crafter only € 15.200.  Unfortunately the word has already spread.”


With this Blank girder to work with, I took the kids out in the scorching heat and had them line up for a photo.  I took about 9 pictures so that I could get a good pose from each one of them.


I put them all together and ordered a 30×20 print from CostCo for around $15.00!  Unfortunately the print has to be shipped to us, so I made some 8x10s to have on hand for Mother’s Day.  Now to head back to Michael’s and get a frame to hang it in the dinning room.  Here’s the finished photo.


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8 Responses

  1. Alan says:

    Spencer – seriously this is one of the coolest things I have seen in a long time. Oh yeah. I read your blog and have for a long time.

  2. SHellie says:

    LOVE it. Great job!

  3. SHellie says:

    And you’re right. You DO have the best wife in the world.

  4. Spencer says:

    Thanks! I’ve got to find one of those National Best Wife contests to enter her in.

  5. natalie says:

    AWESOME! that would about sum up life at your house right now! that is super cute! great job. And i also concur- you do have the best wife ever! happy mother’s day jen!!!!!!!

  6. Ian says:

    What an awesome idea and a great gift!

  7. Not sure how I missed this one but it is AWESOME!


  8. Spencer says:

    The 30″ x 20″ print just showed up, so it’s time to get the thing framed and hung.

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