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Posted by
Charlotte Meryman (Williamsburg, MA, United States) on 11 January 2010 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

My father in his basement tool shop this past November. Despite a host of physical ailments in recent years, he continued to oversee every repair and project on the farm where he and my mother have lived for 52 years, and was always happiest at work. He died yesterday, a month shy of his 89th birthday.

Canon PowerShot A650 IS 1/60 second F/2.8 ISO 800 8 mm

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roeb from rotterdam, Netherlands

my condolences.

ai to heiwa

11 Jan 2010 7:51am

k@ from Paris, France

Oh, i was on the verge of commenting this dynamism and impressive neat display of tools and i read what happened yesterday. Please accept my friendly thoughts for you and yours, Charlotte - and also what I would have written anyway : love the light in little squares framing him at the door, a very positive light i wish him to quietly rest within.

11 Jan 2010 10:03am

Garfield from Ancaster Ontario, Canada

What a man! I feel this picture tells his story. Sorry for your loss.

11 Jan 2010 4:36pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

I know your pain Charlotte, the loss of a parent is a huge burden, but fortunately we have more than photographs to rebuild with.

11 Jan 2010 8:27pm

Chris Parr from Jefferson City, United States

A wonderful rememberence. I wish you and your family peace and comfort.

14 Jan 2010 11:12pm

Barry from United States

Your dad was more than a gentleman and a scholar. I had the pleasure of working with him and he qualifies as one of our finest and yet humblest scientists. Your photo captures much of what an inventor's world looks like. Condolences from many former ARCers.

21 Jan 2010 7:39pm

John Anderson from Brentwood, United States

Amazing photo Charlotte. Brings back many memories! I love your family...

28 Mar 2010 9:49pm

@John Anderson: Thank you, John. The support from your family has been wonderful, and has so meant much to all of us. I miss you and hope to see you soon! Love, Charlotte

Canon PowerShot A650 IS
1/60 second
ISO 800
8 mm