Juanita by rvwalker

Juanita

CW. 365 is a great place to show what life is like all around the world, so on a snowy day like today, I thought I would tell you about Juanita. She helps out at the Bear Lake Senior Citizens Center two days a week, cooking, serving the food, and cleaning up. I took this photo a few days ago on her 96th birthday. The staff at the Senior Center put flowers and a tiara on her, made a royal cape out of a tablecloth, and escorted her to the front of the room to make a speech. This dear lady is a bundle of energy and absolutely charming, and got a standing ovation as she marched down the aisle. I sent photos to the local newspaper, and they interviewed her, so I expect the article and a photo to be in tomorrow's paper.

The photo is SOOC with fluorescent lighting.
Juanita sounds like a wonderful lady!
April 1st, 2014  
What a very special lady. Thanks for sharing this wonderful story.
April 1st, 2014  
Wonderful photo, Ross, and charming (and inspiring!) story!
April 1st, 2014  
Nice capture of a special moment Ross. Bless her heart, she looks like a special lady!
April 2nd, 2014  
Way to go, Juanita. It sounds like she is well loved and loves right back, a wonderful woman.
April 2nd, 2014  
nice to spotlight special people!
April 2nd, 2014  
What a wonderful lady, and how nice of you to make her feel so special.
April 2nd, 2014  
@rangerxenos @moxy @cathieg @sansjuan @vickisfotos @anazad511 Thanks for your comments, everyone. Juanita has a lot of friends in this town.
April 2nd, 2014  
What a special lady. How nice that she was celebrated in this way. Lovely capture of the moment. Your camera handled the challenging lighting well!
April 2nd, 2014  
She sounds like a wonderful person :)
April 2nd, 2014  
This is a wonderful tribute shot to Juanita. Are you sharing this posting with her?
April 2nd, 2014  
@pflaume @lily @taffy Thanks, ladies. I made prints for her and the Senior Center, and I think there will be an article in the local weekly paper today.
April 2nd, 2014  
Wonderful. Isn't it nice to know fantastic people like this.
April 2nd, 2014  
I love your photo and your story about Juanita - a great tribute, interesting, and warms the heart to hear about her.
April 2nd, 2014  
She sounds like a lovely Lady. A great story to go with the photo.
April 2nd, 2014  
A lovely lady and a nice celebration.
April 2nd, 2014  
Great shot and pov!
April 2nd, 2014  
Wonderful lady and story, well recorded, Ross, Best wishes to Jaunita!
April 2nd, 2014  
@libertylady @quietpurplehaze @tesssa @soboy5 @kbird61 @ivan Thanks everyone. Her story was in today's newspaper, along with this photo, but the newspaper gave photo credit to someone else! Aaargh!
April 3rd, 2014  
@rvwalker

C'est la vie - and all that, Ross!!!!!!!!!!!!!
April 3rd, 2014  
Beautiful capture!!! :) It's so wonderful that at her age she is still so thoughtful and helpful to those who need it!!! :)
April 3rd, 2014  
Bob
Great shot and story! A real slice of life.
April 3rd, 2014  
@monkeykid @bobhuegel Thanks, Therese and Bob. There are a lot of amazing people in this little valley.
April 4th, 2014  
How wonderful to celebrate her birthday like this. She looks so happy. Great shot of her and those around her.
April 4th, 2014  
@darsphotos Thanks again, Darlene. She is an amazing lady.
April 4th, 2014  
What a special lady! And at 96?!! What life stories she can tell........ Wonderful.. Nice that you sent photos to the paper too..... Hope they do a nice article.
April 12th, 2014  
@aglennc Yes, they had a wonderful article, Anita. i gave her some prints yesterday, and you would have thought I gave her gold. She was really tickled.
April 12th, 2014  
@rvwalker A sweet story of how delighted she was.
April 12th, 2014  
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