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A Lifetime Together

A Lifetime Together
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Copyright: Robert Harrison (seneca77) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 265 W: 80 N: 368] (2109)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-09-26
Categories: Daily Life
Camera: Canon EOS 300D, 18-55mm/f3.5-5.6
Exposure: f/4, 1/60 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-11-23 6:57
Viewed: 2811
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Meet Lou and Dotty. They've been married over 50 years and are the proprietors of a small cigar and tobacco shop north of Tampa, Florida. They've run the shop since 1984 and I've been coming in every week to enjoy a pipe for the last 12 years, becoming good friends with them both.

Dotty works the morning shift and Lou comes in around noontime, kissing his wife goodbye as she departs around 1 o'clock, with a heartfelt "Love you, Mama". They've endured some hardships and tragedy in their lives, but have enjoyed a love that gets stronger every year.

Having worked in a pipe shop previously, they are kind enough to let me cover the store for them when they want to take a few days' vacation.

I shot this for the "About Us" page of their website I'm currently building.

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Ahhh my parents will have been married 55 years if my Mother doesn't kill Daddy before then! LOL! I love this, the only regret is the tip of his foot gone! There is something to be said for longevity! How cool Bob!! Nice work!

Hi Robert,
I'm happy they can still earn a living with this. In the Netherlands these type of shops are slowly disappearing because the children don't want this type of life, and the earnings are too low.
Good note with it.
Very nice presentation.

Hi Robert,

What a charming couple! You can see that they are very comfortable with you and your camera. It's always nice to have places that you frequent where you become friends with the owners.

Nice shot of daily life for this couple. Lisa :D

hi Robert!

You like philosophy? i like Seneca too!!
great compo and note..
Congrats for such a good friends..
Well done

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