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Draplin Design Co., North America

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Garter belt antics. February 6th, 1970. Where it all began.

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Dad’s Mercury “Nightmare” wagon he ripped around Northern Michigan in.

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Dad inspecting every single Field Note ever made up to October 11, 2013. I remember him saying, “Impressive, Aaron.” Thanks, Dad.

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Dad’s passport photo from 1967. His adventuring years.

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Santa Clausing in downtown Traverse City!

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At his 60th birthday party.

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The only known footage of Dad perfoming his “Moby Kowalski” dive. So much mass. So much splash.

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Dad holding court at Mom’s 60th birthday bash. Photo by Ryno.

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Dad explaining something profound, on some ride at Disneyland. His 70th birthday!

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Family vibes. Weird neck angle on the little one.

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Numbering posters in Minneapolis. A day before dad passed.

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Dad hiding in the bushes.

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Dad and Oliver, into the wild.

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Dad and his brother Bob.

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Dad holding Moses Dixon for the first time!

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Overlooking those sand dunes with Dad. Photo by Leigh.

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Leah and Dad, happy as shit.

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Dad and Oliver watching a little boob tube.

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Dad, Leigh, Barb and Courtney. So much grip.

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Father Christmas kicking Christmas’ ass.

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Missing link spotted on Oregon coast. Photo by Leigh.

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Just the mere mention of the name “Evan Rose” around Dad, and his face would distort in disgust. Way to go. Quite a legacy.

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Dad and Mom at one of our backyard cookouts in Portland.

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Always smiling. Always.

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Father and son, extra chin grip.

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Dad and Oliver hanging out in the basement.

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Teenager Sarah and Dad at some church funtion in the late ’80s.

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Dad feeding little Jake with nourishing, life-giving pizza.

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Took this shot waiting for pizza in Portland. I remember being so glad Mom and Dad were in town with us.

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With Dad and Mom at a Beach Bums game in Traverse City.

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At the dining room table.

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One of my all-time favorite shots of Dad smooching me. Photo by Leigh.

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A couple of fishes.

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Dad recoiling from something in Florida.

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Dad inspecting little Oliver.

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Dad embarking on another Petoskey Stone collecting mission. Lake Michigan.

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If the shoe fits. If the foo shits.

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Santa Claus overload.

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Papa and Oliver hanging out in an airport.

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Hanging out.

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More hanging out.

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Portrait time.

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Mom, Dad and little Gary. And, Cory Grove manhandling some buns in the background.

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More chin grip.

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The chef and another batch of his rolls.

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Dad’s infamous “straw trick” he’d spring on Sarah’s ice tea.

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Dad on the Oregon coast.

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Papa and Oliver.

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Coastal expedition.

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Farm yard laughter.

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Dad and I, 1979.

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Dad and Ewok.

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Santa Claus and sister Sarah.

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In character.

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Dad and Unca Kev at a Lion’s game.

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Mid-sip.

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The gang, before Leah.

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