Rose Ann Duffy

Born: October 26 1883

From the moment I met Rose Ann she had an air of wisdom and peace about her. Here is another example of a subject feeling intrigued at my old-style camera and black cloth. I asked Rose Ann how she felt about having the statues and religious pictures in the background; she told me that would be her preference (it was mine too), which got our relationship off to a great start.

Rose Ann, a happy woman, told me she believed most people can live longer if they remain optimistic and eat intelligently. Along with that, she felt that Ireland’s moderate climate and wholesome food also help in staying healthy and living a long life. Most important of all though, she said, it is necessary to have many interests throughout life, as she had always had.