Dad, Reading The News In 1995

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© Andrea Petersen
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As cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country...
Proverbs 25:25...
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I shot this existing light image of my late father in 1995 ..Of course at that
time I used film and not digital...I am so thankful that I captured this shadow and
light image of him by his lamp reading the newspaper which he did every day until he had his stroke in 2002 and he died in 2003...

After Dad's stroke whatever he read did not make sense to him as he thought
the author kept repeating the same lines over and over..This is why it is so imperative to capture those natural shots which we like to remember our loved ones by because someday it may be too late..

22 responses

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett   gave props (9 Sep 2010):

    So poignant, yet so wonderful. A perfect entry!

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight gave props (9 Sep 2010):

    Lovely portrait.

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield   gave props (9 Sep 2010):

    A wonderful treasure, and very wise words!

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (9 Sep 2010):

    Yes, a lovely capture. A wonderful theme entry, Andrea.

  • Yasmina Baggili

    Yasmina Baggili (Deleted) gave props (9 Sep 2010):

    very Beautiful shot. Excellent

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (9 Sep 2010):

    This is such a wonderful candid capture! This is a treasure.

  • Debrah Leonard

    Debrah Leonard (Deleted) gave props (9 Sep 2010):

    beautiful light, Andrea.... and I really like the afghan, too. did your mother make it?

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (9 Sep 2010):

    Thank you all for your kind words...No my mother did not make the afghan but

    she did have a fondness for decorating the furniture with afghans during that time period when they were popular...

  • Maura Wolfson-Foster

    Maura Wolfson-Foster gave props (9 Sep 2010):

    A treasure, Andrea.....so glad you were able to preserve this beautiful portrait forever.

  • Maura Wolfson-Foster

    Maura Wolfson-Foster said (9 Sep 2010):

    ....such a handsome man.

  • Jüri Vissak

    Jüri Vissak gave props (10 Sep 2010):

    Beautiful portrait here! Well done.

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (12 Sep 2010):

    This is such a beautiful portrait!!!! Priceless!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes   gave props (13 Sep 2010):

    Such a beautiful portrait, Andrea, and a priceless keepsake.

  • Andrew Lorimer

    Andrew Lorimer (Deleted) gave props (17 Sep 2010):

    beautiful Portrait tells a story :)

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (18 Sep 2010):

    Blowin' the doors off JPG's Theme Park.

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (19 Sep 2010):

    Poignant and beautiful memory of your dad. He would love this.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (20 Sep 2010):

    Thank you all so much for your kind words...Yes, Leslie, Dad would love this..I can still see him sitting there reading the paper in his easy chair...Good memories should never die and we need to preserve them.

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (20 Sep 2010):

    An excellent capture and precious treasure Andrea, Bravo!

  • April Boyd

    April Boyd gave props (21 Sep 2010):

    Excellent lighting and mood.

  • Woj

    Woj gave props (21 Sep 2010):

    a beautiful capture and an amazing shot. your story reminds us to do exactly that, cherish the time we have.

  • M Daniel

    M Daniel gave props (29 Sep 2010):

    thanks for sharing great feelings. Congratulations on your photo, beautiful light reading.

  • Maggie Posh

    Maggie Posh (Deleted) said (3 Apr 2013):

    Thanks for the link to this Very nice photo of your Dad, this one is very special indeed...!

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