Christina Jones

Born: December 03 1879

Another lovely, warm lady, who was enjoying her 105th year on earth. Christina had prepared for portrait by making sure to wear her favourite blouse and shawl, and she wanted, particularly, her vase of roses to be included in the shot. When I asked if she was ready, she pulled back her shoulders, sat upright and stared right down the lens without any instructions from me.

When I was finished photographing, she watched silently as I packed up my equipment; then her eyes followed me as I walked farther and farther from her. I cannot guess at her thoughts. I waved back numerous times until the exit door closed behind me; then I pushed it back open and gave her one last wave.