Martin Mooney Morales born 85 Years Ago

Today would have been my father-in-law’s 85th birthday. Instead of writing up something about him, I learned how to make a photo collage.

Morales Martin Sr. collage

Son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, banker, animal lover, story teller, comedian, ….


8 thoughts on “Martin Mooney Morales born 85 Years Ago

  1. Kathy, what a handsome man he was. It’s clear that many memories were made in these moments. This is absolutely beautiful!

    • Thank you, Linda. I wish my more recent pictures were better organized so I could have located one with all the grandchildren – but that could have taken months!

      • Wow Kathy what a great tribute to our Dad. He was a handsome man, Marilyn was commenting how much Ryan looks like him in the early years. I think me and Mart are the only ones that didn’t get his dimples. Mom loved it too. Thanks for the memories.

        • I had the same thought about Ryan when I was looking at the pictures of your dad when he was young. Glad you liked it. Like I said in the comment above, I wish I had started working on it earlier to find pictures with all the grandkids.

  2. Excellent collage. We see Martin in all his versions of himself. A good-looking man. And what cute baby pictures he has, back when he was blonde!!

    • Yes – his blonde hair as a youngster was a topic of conversation as some in the family thought his mother bleached it. I think she might have helped his golden locks with a little lemon juice, but that they were his natural color at that age. Thank you for your comments, Mariann!

  3. This collage reminds me of the saying, “a picture’s worth a thousand words”. You have conveyed so much about your father-in-law through the photos you’ve assembled. What a wonderful tribute in honor of his 85th birthday.

    Can you tell me what software you used to make the collage? You did a great job.

    • Thank you! I have kids who are very skilled at Photoshop and we have an upgraded version on our Mac, but I had never used it. One of my daughters started a blank canvas and gave me instructions. It wasn’t hard, although now I’m wondering how much I have forgotten already. I had better go back and write it all down so I can do it again!

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