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© Andrea Petersen
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My mother has been playing the organ in her church for 72 years. She just celebrated her 99th birthday July 18th! The church where she is a member had a nice celebration for her on July 20th.

An update to this picture...Lots of changes took place since I uploaded it. My mother died on October 26, 2011 at the age of 102. ...She was the light of my life and I loved her very much.

The first you see on my page
Is my mother at the organ
She lived to a ripe old age
And was on earth a musician
Now plays on heavens stage...
Poetry by me, AJP

29 responses

  • Sarina Ilott

    Sarina Ilott said (26 Jul 2008):

    Hi Andrea, The devotion your mum has shown through out the years is tremendous. The setting is totally original and the colours and clarity of the picture is good too. Best wishes with this photo,it is one for you to treasure always. Blessings and good wishes.

  • Barbara Gerstner

    Barbara Gerstner gave props (29 Jul 2008):

    She is just lovely! Such a sweet and warm smile....I think you are a lucky daughter!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (29 Jul 2008):

    Thanks to all ..Yes, my mother is a very special lady!

  • Irmingard Anna

    Irmingard Anna said (1 Aug 2008):

    People with the talent of making music are blessed with the power of a neverending youth!

  • Vicki Koch

    Vicki Koch said (22 Aug 2008):

    what a pretty lady, the joy of the LORD looks as to be her strenght! what a blessing! Happy Birthday! to her from me.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (22 Aug 2008):

    That is so sweet of you to say and thank you all for your kind words!

  • Rob Roy

    Rob Roy (Deleted) gave props (13 Sep 2008):

    Ditto all the comments and congratulations above. We now know where you obtained your good looks! Hands on the keyboard as she sits at the organ... wonderful background just perfectly a touch out of focus... this is a MARVELOUS portrait! As I've recommended to others, this should be printed on canvas and framed, Andrea!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece gave props (4 Oct 2008):

    What a wonderful photo of your Mother! She looks very sweet and spry for 99.

  • Patty Gross

    Patty Gross (Deleted) gave props (12 Feb 2010):

    Just found this one, Andrea. Your mother is a beautiful lady!!! Using her talents to serve Our Lord! What a wonderful mother you have!!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (17 Aug 2010):


  • Debbie Smartt

    Debbie Smartt said (22 Sep 2010):

    Wow! She looks amazing! No wonder you look so beautiful!

  • Woj

    Woj (Deleted) gave props (24 Sep 2010):

    a loving shot!

  • Dunja Kolar

    Dunja Kolar gave props (1 Dec 2010):

    great portrait

  • MªTeresa Barreda Royo

    MªTeresa Barreda Royo gave props (26 Jan 2011):

    Tierna y estupenda fotografia..!!!

  • Dunja Kolar

    Dunja Kolar gave props (15 May 2011):

    excellent portrait

  • Hilda Cox

    Hilda Cox gave props (15 Jul 2011):

    god bless her !!! just lost my Mom at 102 real nice shot

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (15 Jul 2011):

    Thank you everyone...I am sorry that you lost your Mom, Hilda...102 years old is a long life..My mother will be 102 in just a few days...Lots of changes have taken place since this picture was taken..

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (3 Feb 2012):

    M A G N I F I Q U E n t r y !

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight gave props (24 Mar 2012):

    Such a pretty lady. She brightens Heaven.

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) said (11 May 2012):

    Wonderful homage to your Mom. What a long life she had 102, lucky her, lucky you!


    ROCIO GUILLEN gave props (2 Jul 2012):

    Beautiful lady!

  • rekha nag

    rekha nag gave props (11 Oct 2012):


  • Tomma Henckel

    Tomma Henckel gave props (8 Nov 2012):

    She looks like a wonderful and very happy lady! And how wonderful that she could enjoy and make music till the end.

  • Carl Kuntze

    Carl Kuntze gave props (27 Dec 2012):

    A scene that belongs to Norman Rockwell.

  • Peter Hall

    Peter Hall (Deleted) gave props (12 Mar 2014):

    Andrea, fantastic image of a dedicated lady, so sorry that she is gone but how wonderful to have had her for so long.

  • Sharon Sikes

    Sharon Sikes gave props (2 May 2014):

    So sorry for you loss. You are blessed to have such a wonderful photograph and warm memories.

  • Scott Emery

    Scott Emery gave props (14 Sep 2014):

    Warm, loving, and marvelously framed and exposed. A fitting tribute to her Andrea.

  • Tom Piorkowski

    Tom Piorkowski (Deleted) gave props (19 Nov 2014):

    Nice picture and great dedication, sorry for your loss, your Mom looks great in this picture.

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (13 Sep 2015):

    nice portrait

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