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90th Surprise

By JuliaB
The star of this piece is Dora; it was her 90th Birthday yesterday and a surprise party was held in her honour.

19 months ago her husband of 65-years died; this was a couple who never spent a moment apart - aside from the war. She misses him terribly.

Only a short while after this loss, Dora's eldest son, Roger, was diagnosed with Cancer and he then spent the subsequent 12 months in aggressive treatment. He lives some distance away, she requires daily care, and so most contact has been limited to the telephone

Imagine her joy at his arrival at her party.

The excited looking lady in the background is Dora's granddaughter and Roger's Niece.


Conditions in the pub weren't the best for taking photographs but hopefully you can see past the technical issues!

Tags: Photo journalism Fashion Black and white Wedding and social Portraits and people

Voters: newty1, backspace, picturistic and 14 more


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Comments


newty1 16 3 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2010 1:35PM
Tells a great story.
Works so well in mono. Thanks for shareing

Andy :O)
picturistic 12 7 7 Wales
3 Jan 2010 1:47PM
great story and social shot

well done

adrian
saeidNL 12 3 Netherlands
3 Jan 2010 2:02PM
Nice shot.
thanks for sharing it saeid
helenlinda Plus
15 374 22 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2010 2:02PM
What fantastic expressions you have captured here. Along with the obvious joy of mother and sone I also love the delight of the lady at the back of the pub.
You have captured a wonderful moment.
Helen
JuliaB 17 110 2 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2010 2:11PM
Thanks everyone for your thoughts.

Helen, I had totally forgotten to mention the lady in the background - fully intended to, so I've added that in to the description now
clicknimagine Plus
12 1.0k 105 India
3 Jan 2010 3:17PM
this is a beautiful shot, lovely expression you have captured...
metro074 12 8 Australia
3 Feb 2010 1:35AM
Superb mono. Exellent composition.
Carol

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