A 52-Week Photo Journey

… Mary Nell Moore's Photography

4. Wrinkles


I have a friend in my hometown who is very involved in social activities and the Community Center in her little community high atop Signal Mountain, TN. While visiting with her, she said she was going to the Community Center because a group of ladies were meeting there for a Quilting Bee. When she asked if I would like to go, I jumped at the chance…with camera in hand, of course. Not surprised, I met the most wonderful, charming group of ladies that day who shared alot of laughter, passed alot of wisdom around their quilt and who in addition shared fellowship over lunch. Noticing the wrinkled arthritic hands of some of the ladies made me think about how much love and care those hands had given to their friends and families over the years. It also reminded me of Quilting Bees I attended with my Mother and Grandmother as a little girl in the basement of our little country church. Thanks for the memories, ladies.


Author: tnwaltz

A true Southerner, I was born in Georgia but lived most of my adult life in Chattanooga, Tennessee. In 2001, my husband and I retired and moved to beautiful Sarasota, FL. We quickly realized that we were not retirement material and could not play golf two or three times a week so we got our real estate licenses and affiliated with Coldwell Banker on Longboat Key. My love for photography is very beneficial to me when photographing interiors and exteriors of the homes we list. Other than photography, I have a keen interest in genealogy and golf (whenever I can find the spare time from our real estate practice).

15 thoughts on “4. Wrinkles

  1. great shot and story.
    Thank you for sharing your memories.


  2. This is truly a touching story and very powerful image.


  3. The photo tells it all . Quilting Bees have been part of American culture since our beginning. Thanks for the nice story.


  4. That’s a great story & photo MN. I really like that.


  5. My 89 year old mother is one of these ladies as well. She has stacks of quilting she does for her church, friends, family, and the sick at the local hospital. It is what keeps her going and she would give up a leg before she would give up her quilting and needle work. Nice picture and story.


  6. this is beautiful!!! what a wonderful photo. I love everything about it


  7. Very nice, Mary Nell. Reminds me of mty 92 yr old mother who still quilts.


  8. Love this photo and the story with it.


  9. Mary Nell, Great composition and character in your image only surpassed by the story.


  10. Wow … wonderful composition and exposure. This really fits the theme!


  11. What a lovely story and picture x


  12. The greatest thing about this image is that even without the story it gives you a visual story that is touching. Beautiful!


  13. This is beautiful. Thank u for the great story as well


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