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June 16, 2012

My Fathers Hands. Submitter’s comments: “I took this photo recently when my father fell and broke his back. He will be 100 years old on December 12, 2012. I thought this was most likely the end and realized as he was laying in the hospital bed and I was sitting by his side how much I loved his hands. Those hands who held me as a baby, who held my hand as a child might soon grow cold. I just had to have a picture of them. Many times in my father’s old age, the Grim Reaper has come calling. He seems to have a miraculous power to heal and it is like he goes through a metamorphosis and emerges with a new life. He healed and is back in his own apartment. He is a wonderful man and father. He was born in New York and has seen so much in his lifetime. He once interviewed Albert Einstein as a reporter in New York. My father has been a lifelong Socialist and still gave lectures in his 90s.”