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Notes on a Stylish Grandmother

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

 I met this wonderful woman and her grandchildren walking down 5th Avenue over the weekend. I asked if I could take her photo and she politely insisted that I include her beautiful granddaughters as well. After snapping a few shots I handed them my card and continued on my photo hunting journey. Later that afternoon I got an email from one of her granddaughters asking if I would send them a few of the photographs. I told her I would send her the photos and  asked if she would send me a few words about her wonderful  grandmother . Check out Ilana's beautiful remarks on her 86- year-old grandmother Beverly below:

Anyone who has had the pleasure of knowing my Grandma Beverly knows that she matches every part of her outfit to a tee, from her shoes to her necklace.  Grandma Bev moved to a new, more spacious apartment earlier this year, and on my first visit, she took me on a tour of her new closets. When I commented on how many pairs of shoes she has, she replied, “You have to remember, I’m 86 years old.  It’s not like they’re all new.” 

Over the years, she has collected a closet full of vibrant colored shoes… and two more filled with shirts, suits, and socks to match.  Her look is timeless and her bold taste is truly a reflection of her character… a world traveler, a social butterfly, an avid theater-goer, and a self-proclaimed "city girl."  
But more importantly, she's a caring person whose lively spirit brings people together and is unforgettable to all who cross her path.  She’s a dedicated volunteer at her local senior center, an active member of her synagogue, and the loving matriarch of our family.   She is unique, bold, and bright inside and out, and I hope that at 86, I can look as fabulous as she does and be as wonderful as she is.