This is my grandfather’s bow tie and I have pretty much been carrying it around in my purse since he died fourteen months ago. It’s kind of interesting to me that I have been carrying it around […] because during his life I didn’t actually notice that he wore bow ties all the time.
[…]he was the American explorer extraordinaire; he was a doctor who went around the world, worked in Afghanistan, worked in India, went to China before it was really open to the west[…]
My experiences with him were trying to get him to tell me these stories about his adventures.[…]
But when he died[…]we found hundreds of these bow ties[…] I don’t even remember him wearing them, but now this reminds me of my grandfather.
Exhibited by Elisa Shoenberger