Each person chooses different ways of keeping the spirit of their loved ones alive. Some people keep their pictures or some family item, others transmit special recipes, stories or family traditions from one generation to the other, while others create their own rituals.
For that reason I became curious when I found out that after his grandfather died before going to study abroad in Argentina, Porter Campbell travels around the world with his grandpa’s hat to keep his memory alive.
Laura: When did you Stara travelling with the hat?
Porter: Since I came to Argentina August 2006.
PC: Poppa was an inspiration for me throughout my life; it was part of the inspiration to do something on his name. He used to that that hat with him everywhere, so it became his “symbol”, we say. And since he died two months before I came here, it was natural. Although I think the idea originally came from one of my aunts, Connie, or his son Robbie.
LV: Do other family members travel with the hat?
Now I leave you some of the pictures Porter took while traveling through Argentina. Enjoy:
Aconcagua, Mendoza, Argentina
Mar del Plata, Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina
Puente de Mendoza, Argentina