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About the author:
Holly Aloha Jaynes, Mixed Media Artist, Photographer "After working with older women more than 25 years, I suddenly found myself one!". At 64, Holly celebrated becoming a wise woman at her Croning Ceremony at Womencircles, Rowe Camp & Conference Center, Rowe MA. A lover of photography and people, creating this book was a natural with Sandra Winter as interviewer of the Dames. Holly maintains Muse Art Studio in Salem MA and is an Expressive Therapist.
Sandra Winter, at 74, is an old lady herself and lives at Farrell Court. She was inspired by the women she saw around her each day and knew they all had their stories. She teamed up with Holly Jaynes, a photographer friend and together they did their best to capture the essence of the Dames in words and images.
Sandra is a writer, an artist, a mother and grandmother. In another life, she was a therapist, a teacher, and a creator of large-scale events.
Her wish is, "May all beings be happy, safe and free from suffering."
The Dames: Honoring The Good Women of Farrell Court, Powder House Court and Roads School, Marblehead, Massachusetts 01945
Holly Aloha Jaynes and Sandra Winter
Mary, 94 says, "I can't believe I am 94. I am happy as a clam, I am living like a queen and I had a very good life."
"There were ups and downs like every life but it was a good life. I wound up in Farrell Court. There are many good people here; we have a community." This is from Johanna, age 88.
These are two of the sixteen voices in this slim little book. The strong, humorous, honest voices of old women living in subsidized elderly housing.
The tender black and white photo of each woman captures the essence of her personality
and her environment.
The Dames: Honoring the Good Women of Farrell Court, Powder House Court and Roads School Marblehead, MA 01945 is an honest book about lives lived well, memories, aging and death.
Photographs by Holly Aloha Jaynes
Interviews by Sandra Winter
- Publication Date:
- Jul 30 2012
- 1478280549 / 9781478280545
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 6.69" x 9.61"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Photography / Photoessays & Documentaries