Michael Morris, I understand. And I may be going about this the wrong way.
ScallioXTX, Let me see if I can explain it another way.
Let's say that I have a class that describes a surgeon. one that describes a gallery, and one that describes a particular set of photos.
Each one of these classes can be, and are used independently from each other. Also, they can be subsets in this manner, Surgeon -> Gallery (built based on who the surgeon is) -> Photosets (built based on the surgical procedure).
In the Photosets, if there is no caption, there is a default used of the procedure name and the surgeon's name (a property of the Surgeon class). I was looking for a way of accessing that property without having to pass that value down through the "nested" objects.
However, if there is a better way, or passing it down is the more correct way of doing it, I am asking the question.
Does that help?