Happy Birthday, Florence

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© Andrea Petersen
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UploadedMay 1, 2010
TakenApril 30, 2010
MakeNikon Corporation
Exposure1/60 sec at f/4
FlashFlash, Auto-Mode, Return light detected
Focal Length55 mm
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God is light, and in Him is no darkness at all...I John 1:5

Blowing out the match
After lighting a candle,
She got the flame to catch
Inside the glass holder...
And she can even handle
Turning a year older
A young eighty eight,
Florence, our friend
Made this birthday date
Special on May 1st, 2010
Poetry by me, AJP


We took Florence out for an early birthday supper at a Restaurant named the Red Barn on April 29th...One interesting coincident occurred while we were there..My husband happened to notice on the front of the menu folder that there was a picture inserted of a rustic red barn...The owner of this barn pictured in the menu turned out to be Florence's nephew. Then we learned the waitress, Amanda, who waited on us had shot the picture of the barn featured and she also had pictures on display of the barn hanging on the wall of the restaurant.... She told us she is a college student minoring in photography..

We had a wonderful meal and then Florence invited us to her house where she served a rhubarb dessert after we played a game of Scrabble. This is a candid shot I caught of her after she lit the candle and was blowing out the match.

Florence used to be my husband's meat wrapper in the grocery store where he was the meat cutter before he retired..She is still working part time in the same store (different owner) in the produce department. Very amazing lady who we deeply admire and love..

Happy birthday, Florence and may you have many more!!!

Update to this...Sadly our dear friend Florence passed away a few years ago and this picture
brings back so many memories of the good times we had with her..

10 responses

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (1 May 2010):

    Great occasion and shot, Andrea! I always remember Florence as the lady who likes to play Scrabble.

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (1 May 2010):

    Great candid portrait and tribute Andrea!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (1 May 2010):

    What a fabulous candid portrait and a simply marvelous tribute, Happy Birthday Florence!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (1 May 2010):

    Florence reminds me of my mom. This is a terrific candid shot; it sounds like you had a lovely evening!

  • John Smith

    John Smith (Deleted) gave props (1 May 2010):

    Great friends,.... great life,...and a great shot,...and my Florence have many more,..

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (1 May 2010):

    you are a great friend to her, Andrea! wonderful capture!

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (3 May 2010):

    Love the story and this is a super shot, rhubarb mmm..

  • ~Tizy ~

    ~Tizy ~ gave props (5 May 2010):

    Very nice !

  • Christopher J Chalk

    Christopher J Chalk gave props (11 May 2010):

    What a beautiful candid capture of a lovely lady! Thanks for the interesting narrative too:)

  • Jyri Vissak

    Jyri Vissak gave props (13 May 2010):

    Great timing! Well done.

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