Benjamin’s Ofrenda

Born 1996
Great Grandpa
Mixed Media

I dedicate my ofrenda to my great-grandpa, Edward Carroll. He was a great man who had an impact on my family. He was very funny and had a great time, whatever he did. If we played cards and I won, he would take the deck and throw the cards all over the place. What I used to honor him were things he liked or did. He loved to golf, liked to watch the Minnesota Twins win, and he was committed to his faith. The paper dolls represent his family. The large dolls were his siblings and the small dolls were his children. The doves were his parents and the colors around the box represent his heritage. He was born in Chicago, but moved to Austin after his mom died. I wanted to turn 16 and drive to the retirement home and play cards with him every day, but he died two years before I could drive. I wish he was still here.

Mi bisabuelo
Medios mixtos

Dedico mi ofrenda a mi bisabuelo, Edward Carroll. Él era un gran hombre que dejó un impacto en mi familia. Fue muy divertido y se la pasaba muy bien en  todo lo que hacía. Si  estabamos jugando a las cartas  y yo ganaba, él tomaría la baraja y las tiraba en el suelo. Lo que usé para honrarlo son cosas que le gustaban o hizo. Le encantaba jugar al golf, le gustaba ver ganar los Minnesota Twins, y estaba comprometido con su fe. Las muñecas de papel representan a su familia. Las muñecas grandes son sus hermanos y las pequeñas son sus hijos. Las palomas son sus padres y los colores alrededor de la caja representan a su patrimonio. Él nació en Chicago, pero se mudó a Austin después de que su madre murió. Yo quería que cuando cumpliera los 16 manejar a la casa de retiro y jugar a la baraja  con él todos los días, pero murió dos años antes de que pudiera conducir. Me gustaría que  todavía estuviera aquí.

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One Response to “Benjamin’s Ofrenda”

  1. Joann Dibble

    Ben, you did a great job honoring dad. I’m so proud of you for doing this.


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