one of the most beautiful things, is a life lived out. memories, and years, children and stories.
someone who isn’t celebrating the first of life’s achievements, but can reflect on a lifetime of them.
it is all too often these stories, these people are not thought of to document. i want to bit by bit, change that.
to have their things documented, photographed. the jewelry that smells like her perfume. her things that fill a room. a story told.
this is carmen. she is 93.
a canada, then iowa transplant, who has made seattle hers.
who, one day, on a ferry was approached by a man. charlie. “is your name mary?” ‘”No, its Carmen.” a conversation that would lead to him showing up at her work with flowers. one month later, being engaged. being married for 63 years. they never argued.
he could do anything. a baker in the navy. and she raised the children. they lived in one of the prized houses on Greenlake front.
brought two children into the world. and now, one granddaughter.
she is spunky, and straightforward. only wears cowboy boots.
she should be remembered.
i take on each Generations Project candidate as they come. there’s no order or quota. i just want to do them as they come to me.
nominate! if you have someone in your life that you’d like me to know about for my project, please feel free to nominate them simply by shooting me an email, with a bit of info, their age, where they reside (and maybe a photo!) (candidates are 80yrs+)
email // ShootMe@AndriaLindquist.com
if you want to see my original blog detailing more info on the project, you can GO HERE.