When I Grow Old...

Monica M. Scanlan

Washington, United States

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Taken at Tower Hill Garden in Boylston, Massachusetts USA on 4/18/11.

Nikon D300, Photomatix and finished in Picnik (1 raw image), 200 ISO, handheld, 18-200 Sigma Lens, f/6.3, 1/160 seconds.

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*WARNING
When I am an old woman I shall wear purple
With a red hat which doesn’t go and doesn’t suit me.
And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves
And satin sandals, and say we’ve no money for butter.
I shall sit down on the pavement when I’m tired
And gobble up samples in shops and press alarm bells
And run my stick along the public railings
And make up for the sobriety of my youth.
I shall go out in my slippers in the rain
And pick the flowers in other people’s gardens . . .

But maybe I ought to practice a little now?
So people who know me are not too shocked and surprised
When suddenly I am old, and start to wear purple.*

Dedicated to my Auntie Eileen MacDonald, she is my aunt and Godmother. She has always been like a mother to me and to my siblings. She is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and it is just so sad for her, for her family and all who love her! She has done so much for so many of us! She raised 9 children and helped my Mom and Dad when my Mom was sick over the years. She is a special person! Thank you, Auntie Eileen for all you are and all you have done for all of us, your immediate family and your “extended” family! I love you!


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