Hummingbird #70 is dedicated to my uncle Roland. He and I are not that far apart in years and he grew up having to take me with him everywhere. I even have the very best photo of me putting curlers in his hair when he was in high school and I was 5 or 6 years old. I have used it as blackmail before (sent it to his daughter) but I will leave it off the interwebs… But trust me, it’s good.
My uncle Roland is an expert Bowler. I think his name is still on the wall at the bowling alley for bowling a near perfect game, just one point shy. He tried for years to teach me how to bowl. I was always leading off on the wrong foot or something. I could never get it right. It became a tradition when he and his family would come home at Christmas, we would all go bowling Christmas night. By that time, he was mostly just doing trick shots as there was no one else in the family that could offer up any competition at all and he had long given up on teaching me. Sufficed to say, my name never made it up on that wall.
Since the accident, I have seen him and his family more in the last 2 years then I had in the last 10. And, for the first time in my life, it feels like we are both adults. It’s weird.
Date Made: March 13th, 2015
Days on Project: 72
Blocks Made: 70
For Uncle Roland