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    Unexpected pleasures !

    I got asked by our local nursing home here in town if I could go down and take some photographs for them, as they are revamping their website. I warned them I was just a happy snapper, so I will do it, but I won't be upset if they think my photos are only good enough for the noticeboard there or a newsletter.

    What fun! I got to take lots of photos, and the residents were amazing. Some were very shy and didn't want their photo taken so I respected that. And others were like "pick me pick me". So lots of shots of the buildings, the residents at exercise and play, the staff, the details, it was such a wonderful experience for me. Such beautiful old people and in the dementia ward they were all so gentle and lovely. Some so shy so I made sure I got to chat with them too and show them the photos on the camera screen I had taken. Such fun.
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    What a lovely thing to do, Carol -- I know they will love your photos!
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  3. That sounds like a very rewarding experience for you and the people you photographed.
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    Oh what a special thing to be asked to do - you would be so good at a task like this! I am sure it will not be an experience you will be forgetting anytime soon. And i am sure this was a highlight for them as well!

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    Oh, wow... what a wonderful and lovely experience for you and the residents at the home. Truly special... I hope we get to see some photos, too. Or at least the link to the website once they get your pics up there!
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    You have a heart of gold Carol! I'm sure the residents enjoyed having you there and I bet your pics are first class!
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    You would have been just the person to put these oldies at ease. What fun!!
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    That was a great thing to do, I am sure they appreciated the company!
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    What a wonderful thing to do and what a special experience for you. I'm sure your photos were great and they will all be very happy with your final product!
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    Happy snapper indeed! You are so much more than that Carol and I'm sure they picked you for your heart too. I bet it was a memorable day for all and I look forward to hearing what comes of it - website or bulletin board - doesn't matter. You gave them another experience to treasure.
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    How nice. I bet it was fun!
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    Those poor people love the attention, just think how lonely it must be in these places. Phil takes the girls on occasion when he makes his rounds there and the residents are just so grateful for any bit of interaction, it just breaks your heart. What a sweet thing you did, Carol, I am sure most residents were extremely happy to have you there and your pictures will be wonderful!
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  13. Carol - I'm glad you got to be a happy snapper - that sounds like a great day!!!
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    Sounds like it was a fun and rewarding day with lots of love being passed around!! You are an angel
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    What an awesome thing for you to do Carol .
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    Wouldn't it be great to create them a book! Maybe we could do a swap among ourselves and build a book with your photos. If we each did a two page spread, we'd have some consistency.

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