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Onward and upward.

By helenlinda
Yesterday Dad's chair lift was removed by my brother and dumped!!
It seems amazing that we have not been able to find someone to use it, or that the council do not recycle them. When the OT man came to collect all the items on loan to Dad he said that because they are adapted to fit each house, they are not easily moved somewhere else. The council said they would come and take it away for 150, and fit it to another house for 400, but we couldn't find anyone who wanted it.
So this is the last photo of the chair that has dominated the stairs for the past 13 or so years.
To me its quite a spiritual image, of how I see Dad now - he's moved onwards and upwards.

Thanks so much for yesterday's response to my iris and apologies for the lack of response to everyone elses images. We've had Tony's mother here for a couple of days and been busy with her. She's 82 and spent the afternoon helping me with my garden!!!

Its my friend Helen's funeral tomorrow, so that will be another busy day. We have been asked to wear green as it was her favourite colour, so it should be a very colourful occassion

Thanks for looking

Tags: Photo journalism Thrapston Specialist and abstract Almost mono May 08 Dads chair lift

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mrswoolybill Plus
13 2.3k 2274 United Kingdom
15 May 2008 7:40AM
Unusual picture of an unusual subject! For me this would work better in compositional tems if the left side was cropped up to that dark bar top left. But I suspect that the emotional power, the 'path leading upwards' would be reduced for you personally.
bayleaf 13 8 United Kingdom
15 May 2008 9:06AM
Helen written all over it.

Nice capture.

luxaeternam 13 21 1
15 May 2008 11:20AM
When I saw that thumbnail I thought to myself 'it isn't? - Oh no, it is!'
A great angle on this dynamic shot in both the literal and figurative sense.
Smile Lucy
mikbee 13 3 8 Scotland
15 May 2008 12:14PM
Strong lines here Helen and it will be a strong link to you personally.Interesting to hear your story too.My Auntie had one of these for my Uncle.It was fitted by the council ,as it was a council house where she stayed.When he died it was only days after that they came to dismantle it !!
15 May 2008 12:55PM
The angles magnetic
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
15 May 2008 1:21PM
A shame about the chair lift, really, but it has left you with an astonishing image, Well seen!

dianah 14 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
15 May 2008 2:17PM
As usual ought to take the crown for finding a photo in the least likely place.
Hope that you are must be quite tired,
try to take it easy.
jaktis 16 84 Sweden
15 May 2008 4:45PM
An emotional and good picture

Rock 18 10 2 England
15 May 2008 6:24PM
A sad time but I'm sure you happy Happy Memories.

akw 13 341 3 England
15 May 2008 7:03PM
Only you could have taken one of this, reminds me of my dads old house, my kids used to love it.
pascalg Plus
13 37 1 France
15 May 2008 7:14PM
incredible angle...
an unusual & bold shot
Paul_cats 14 61 22 Scotland
15 May 2008 8:48PM
A bold and powerful memorable image for you.
ChristineL 15 39 United Kingdom
15 May 2008 8:59PM
a fond look back to your Dad in his chair lift Helen, it's sad when all the bits of their life go.
I hope all goes well with your friends funeral,
all the best,
Rende 13 38 4 Netherlands
15 May 2008 9:51PM
Poignant image Helen, it definitely has something to say.
newy17 14 273 United Kingdom
16 May 2008 5:54AM
Hope everything goes well today Helen,,
nickyv32 Plus
13 135 England
16 May 2008 9:59AM
Great shot of something I had never even noticed before.
Hope all goes well for you.

gossyboy 12 460 United Kingdom
16 May 2008 6:44PM
Like it!
Bodiewil 13 46 Wales
16 May 2008 8:48PM
A real sincere image so well thought out


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