Back in September, my father-in-law lost his mother. We actually buried her on his birthday. Obviously we weren't in the mindset to get him a gift. Afterwards, we had thought about how great it would be to get him an aerial photo of the farm that we all live on.
This farm was built up by his mother and father while they were alive. The problem was, we couldn't find a photographer or airport that would be able to do such a thing or even give us info on where to turn. We had given up.
While searching for some goats on Craigslist one afternoon, we saw a link for "vintage aerial photos" and thought what are the chances?
After inputting some very basic info, we were contacted by a very professional and helpful gentleman. Not only did they actually have an aerial of the farm, but it included the old farm house that we tore down 3 years ago. This was the house that my father-in-law grew up in; made tons of memories with the family in. We just had to get it.
A few weeks later, UPS showed up. My husband and I couldn't wait to look at it. It was beautiful!!! We took it up to the in-laws. I showed my mother-in-law first since Dale wasn't there. When he got back, and opened that box, the expression was amazing. Here is a big man; a rough, tough, farm boy, standing there, staring, with tears in his eyes. He couldn't thank us enough. We left and after a bit, went back up there. Dale was out again, so we asked mom if she thought he liked it. She said "he only took it in and out of the box about 10 times!!" We cannot thank you enough Vintage Aerial Photos for helping to make this awesome man's difficult year, a whole lot more special!!!