A NJ home: pt. 4

I don’t remember my grandparents being overly religious, so I have to admit that I was surprised by all of the Catholic artifacts.

8 responses to “A NJ home: pt. 4”

  1. Dave says:

    Catholicism has got to be the best religion for kitsch. Even the figurines have their own kitsch. It’s tchotchkes all the way down.

  2. Ivy says:

    If only it were that cute!

  3. LP says:

    These are my favorite Catholic kitsch items of all time.

  4. jeremy says:

    Scotty, I just wanted to say how much I’ve enjoyed all the photos these last several weeks of your grandparents’ home (and, of course, I am looking forward to you and swells finally returning home yourselves). This has been a really amazing and rather touching photo essay…

  5. Tim says:

    In re: #3

    Assistant DA: “When you said that Jesus touched you, Jimmy, I don’t believe you didn’t mean it in the conventional, abstract sense. Using this figurine, can you point to where, exactly, Jesus touched you?”

  6. Tim says:

    Ack! Editing gone awry: “don’t think you meant it”!

  7. ScottyGee says:

    Thank you all for the comments over the last few weeks. I’m sorry that I haven’t had the chance to be more involved in the conversation.

    I was happy to have a subject that I could post in advance for the weeks that Swells and I were to be traveling, and the truth is that I’ve found a pretty large degree of comfort from
    time to time in being able to access photos of my soul-home while jumping from place to place. You might say that it’s been quite grounding. I also have to sincerely thank you commenters for sending your voices my way — as for many of us, the Whatsit has really become a virtual home for me.

    I was originally planning on wrapping up this series with this last installment, but I think I’ll have a little more to say about it when I get home — think of it as a nice respite before the endless weeks of travel photos begin. I have shot over two thousand images while on the Continent.

    I will likely have

  8. ScottyGee says:

    Sorry for the comment clunkiness, but I still haven’t gotten used to writing on my iTouch.