Category Archives: In Memory of Walter Kappelmann

Aged Film Memories of Walter

It’s hard to believe, but it’s been over 7 months since my Uncle Walter Kappelmann passed away in September. Like me, he always enjoyed photography. I inherited his old cameras, including a Nikon SLR with half used film still in it. I wondered what mysterious photos were undeveloped inside the camera, and what to do with the rest of the film. Like most people, I had not used film in years.

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Corona No. 3

My late Uncle Walter was an avid collector of antiques, which my family has now inherited. He had many different kinds of antiques, including tools, furniture, collectables, toys, and household items in a storage locker.

While looking through the locker, one item that immediately grabbed my attention was this Corona #3 typewriter. Its characteristic appearance and fairly small size appealed to me since I have a small place and not much space for large items. I figured it would be a great remembrance to Walter. Continue reading

Nanton, Alberta

Back in September, I travelled to Nanton which is about an hour outside Calgary. This is a small, friendly town known for a wide selection of antiques, an air space museum, and other knick knacks.

The antiques made me think of my uncle Walter, since he always collected them and took me to antique stores whenever he visited. I texted him telling him where I was, and he replied saying he looked forward to my next visit to his house in North Carolina. Little did I know, this is the last thing he would ever say to me. He passed away 4 days later.

Enjoy these photos of Nanton which I believe demonstrate the quintessential beauty of rural Alberta. Continue reading