The first thing I remember making was an airplane out of Popsicle® sticks. I recall coloring it with a red marker and giving it to my grandfather as a gift. He was a pilot and it was an attempt to make a plane like the one he flew. Many years later I was home visiting from college and he returned it to me, saying he had kept it on his desk for all those years. A few years later he passed away, and I returned it to him by placing it in his casket at the funeral.
-Greg is high school teacher and photographer