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Life Happening- My Dad

Posted by
Elaine Hancock (Olney, United States) on 7 May 2012 in People & Portrait.

May 5th was Saturday and that is the day I go and spend the afternoon with my dad. He will be 98 next month. He lives in a nursing home. He doesn't say much anymore, and sometimes he doesn't remember who I am but he knows that I am a familiar face and always has a smile for me when I come to visit.

"There are moments when time stands still. You hope it will wait for you."
Dorothea Lange

© Copyright 2019 Elaine Hancock, All Rights Reserved

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

What a lovely subject for the Theme, Elaine . . and your narrative is so touching. Bless you both.

7 May 2012 5:41am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

What a super portrait of a fine old gentleman.

7 May 2012 5:49am

Bruce from Tacoma, United States

A very nice portrat of a distinguished gentlemen. And anyone who can wear blue ties for the glasses has my vote.

7 May 2012 6:07am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

touching and an apt addition to the theme.

7 May 2012 6:14am

Jeff from Honolulu, United States

Lots of character revealed in this image. Well done.

7 May 2012 6:20am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

so beauty portrait
Have a lovely day

7 May 2012 6:26am

Khalil from Beyrouth, Lebanon

Un beau regard profond et songeur sous cette magnifique lumière. Un portrait serein et magnifiquement rendu dans ses détails,

7 May 2012 6:59am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Oh, a precious portrait...so evocative, so many feelings come up. Thank you for sharing him with us !

7 May 2012 7:07am

Grigore from Bucuresti, Romania

Has some nostalgic eye! I think you have a wonderful father.

7 May 2012 7:26am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

A wonderful and touching portrait and a lovely way to spend your Saturday Elaine

7 May 2012 7:47am

Anneka from Bray, Ireland

Beautiful and powerful portrait. Very moving

7 May 2012 8:49am

Goldenpleasure from Bakel, Netherlands

What a beautiful portrait of your father. Those questioning eyes ........... I hope he will be 100.

7 May 2012 8:54am

Chia Teck Kim from Singapore, Singapore

Lovely portrait of your father...so touching! Super shot.

7 May 2012 10:32am

Laurette from Johannesburg - Fourways, South Africa

What a beautiful portrait of your father. A very beautiful and touching capture for the Life Happening Theme.

7 May 2012 10:49am

Michael Fresh from Chester, United Kingdom

98 years, that's an age some of us won't even reach, so being forgetful isn't too bad I guess, best wishes to you both.

7 May 2012 10:51am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Beautiful portrait and touching story, Elaine. Wonderful that your Dad can greet you with his smile when you visit.

7 May 2012 11:29am

Mariana M. from Waterloo, Canada

Beautiful portrait of your father, Elaine. Your story is so lovely and sad somehow !

7 May 2012 12:20pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Très bel hommea et iamge sueprbe portrait 98 ans c'est fantastique.
belle soirée

7 May 2012 3:12pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, United States

Fabulous story and portrait. You do fabulous photos

7 May 2012 6:04pm

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

A very nice and striking portrait! A wonderful entry for the theme! =)

7 May 2012 6:18pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

A fantastic portrait and tribute to your father...I believe the heart never forgets! Great post for the theme and have a great day!

7 May 2012 6:37pm

Wendy from Canterbury, New Zealand

Wonderful portrait!

7 May 2012 7:15pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Really lovely

7 May 2012 8:40pm

Martine from bousval, Belgium

Superbe le portrait de ton papa!!! J'aime++++++

7 May 2012 8:51pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

And a handsome fellow he is. Good for him and for you. A great portrait, indeed.

8 May 2012 12:30am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A beautiful portrait shot Elaine! Having lost my father just a few months ago this has special appeal to me! You are very lucky! ;-)

8 May 2012 2:12am

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

A great portrait capture of your father who looks quite good for only 98 years young!

8 May 2012 2:52am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

Such a wonderful strong face. Wonderful shot.

8 May 2012 4:28am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice portrait!

8 May 2012 7:39pm

Hossein Saharnaz from Ahvaz, Iran

your work is very good focuc/colors and frame but why you show the hard background ?

9 May 2012 3:04am

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Your dad's portrait and the story that goes with is makes your "Day in the Life" my own personal favorite of all the pics shared. This is so deeply personal and yet so very universal in describing the human experience. I like your dad's gentle expression of mild curiosity as he watches himself being photographed by this one he sometimes knows. Thanks for letting us share this special moment with you and your dad.

11 May 2012 6:34pm