Hands Of Service To the End.
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Doing the will of God from the heart..Ephesians 6: 6
This was difficult for me to put together but it is something I have been wanting to do for awhile and I feel the timing was right for me to do this now...
This collage is memory of my late mother who passed away at 102 years old on October 26th, 2011.
The top pictures that are grouped together are of her paintings and calligraphy that she donated to her church where she had been a member for 75 years. Thankfully I had the presence of mind to shoot those pictures on the day of her funeral on Nov.1st, 2011
The bottom picture on the left is of mother's hands at 101 years old playing her own piano that came with her when she went to the Nursing Home in 2010 and she played for activities there, much to the delight of the other residents and the nursing home staff..
The bottom right picture is of her hands at rest that I shot on the day of her funeral, and I knew as heart breaking as it was that I had to preserve that memory of her hands for all of the services that she accomplished.
Here is a brief description of some of the things that mother did for her community during her life time. She played the organ and piano for 75 years at the Exeland Methodist Church. She also played for many funerals and weddings at various churches throughout her lifetime. She taught piano lessons in her home for more than 60 years to many students including her two daughters. She was busy with many activities such as a 4-H leader, Village Clerk, Sunday School teacher, womens society president, Bible Study teacher, lay speaker and PTA president.
Her favorite expression the last year of her life was, I do not feel a day over 100.
Also by Andrea Petersen
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