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91st Christmas

Posted by
Monterey John (Hollister, CA, United States) on 26 December 2006 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

This is Christine, daughter of Norway. 91 pretty well lived years. A grand old gal.

I have known Christine since I was in high school, some forty plus years. Her daughter, Anita, and I have been friends all that time.

This may be her last Christmas. Her Alzheimers is quite far advanced. but she had a good Christmas. To make it even more special, last night she remembered going to Rocky Point for our afternoon dinner and thanked Anita. For those of you who have made the "long goodbye," you will know how meaningful that was.

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Canon EOS REBEL XT 1/125 second F/8.0 ISO 100 39 mm

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Damon Schreiber from Toronto, Canada

An elegant lady! Happy Xmas to her, and many more!

26 Dec 2006 5:40pm

Craiger from Vacaville, California, United States

Nicely done John!

26 Dec 2006 11:39pm

Jenny from Manchester, United Kingdom

Beautifully captured picture. Having lost somebody to Alzheimers.. it's even more difficult than an "ordinary death".

To Christine.

27 Dec 2006 12:24am

1/125 second
ISO 100
39 mm