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I was happy to participate and spent the afternoon walking around the room, trying to blend into the woodwork and to capture the energy. We offered my photography services to the residents and had many who agreed to let me take their picture. It was a day that left me with a renewed appreciation for both the staff who keep a place like this up and running, as well as for the residents who live there. Each of those residents has a unique story – a lifetime of experiences and memories. I felt honored to be able to observe and to photograph them.
This event seemed to be a big hit with the residents, so hopefully it won’t be a one time occurrence. The Brainerd Dispatch did a write up of the event, and just now, as I read through the article, tears sprang to my eyes again. These people are so special and this simple afternoon of music and laughter made a lasting impression on them. I so hope we can do this again.