This is a wonderful old lady that comes to the restaurant almost everyday. She usually gets there about an hour before we open. We let her because she requires much of my time, which is hard to do when we are full. She loves to talk but always comes in alone, so I sit and talk to her. Mostly I listen. She always starts the conversation with “Yesterday…”
I love the wisdom that seems to radiate from someone who has lived a long time.


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  • afoto
    afotoover 6 years ago

    Lovely capture and story behind the photo. :)

  • Thank you April!

    – Jen Cannella

  • Patricia L. Ballard
    Patricia L. Ba...over 6 years ago

    Wonderful shot, Jen. She looks as if she takes good care of herself.

  • Thank you Pat!

    – Jen Cannella

  • funkyfacestudio
    funkyfacestudioover 6 years ago

    Beautiful portrait, I loved the description. After working for an insurance co. for 12 years I took a job at a restaurant part time when my second daughter came along and I simply adored the elderly people, They may not have tipped the best but their stories of the great depression and such were far more valuable.

    Your image has brought back memories of those fantastic people I once knew….thank you :)

  • Thank you ffs…I took this second job so I could get out of my studio and talk to people. Waitressing is waitressing, but some of the people you meet are such a treasure!

    – Jen Cannella

  • SLKensinger
    SLKensingerover 6 years ago

    WOW….this is a great moment…just beautiful…and so are you for taking the time to be a part of this elegant lady’s yesterdays!

  • Thank you SL…what a nice thing to say!

    – Jen Cannella

  • cbrook
    cbrookover 6 years ago

    You’ve got a great eye for this stuff Jen … Cheers to a great and moving photo!!

  • Thank you so much Chris!

    – Jen Cannella

  • pinkyjain
    pinkyjainover 6 years ago

    This is very beautiful & very sweet Jen

  • Thank you pinkyjain…I found out that trailerpark is a little town just north of Weed, Ca.

    – Jen Cannella

  • Carmen  Cilliers
    Carmen Cilliersover 6 years ago

    Lovely words and image jen.

  • Thank you Carmen!

    – Jen Cannella

  • Plukie
    Plukieover 6 years ago

    What a lovely photo Jen.

  • Thank you Plukie!

    – Jen Cannella

  • LostBoy1
    LostBoy1over 6 years ago

    Great work Jen…your cool! :)

  • Awww thanks Dave :)

    – Jen Cannella

  • David Robinson
    David Robinsonover 6 years ago

    Love the story and a great image … Fabulous!

  • Thank you David!

    – Jen Cannella

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