I grew up in Aruba after my mother passed, but was born in Curacao in 1942. I have a daughter and two granddaughters, ages 15 and 6. My husband and I married in 1974, and enjoy a beautiful, long marriage to this day. I love to crochet, do crossword puzzles, and attend the knitting classes offered at my senior center. I am currently working on a tablecloth!

When I joined the Bronx Senior Photo League, I had to learn to actually photograph not just use a camera. I found that I was good at it after some practice. My favorite photos are of my family. I especially love to photograph my grandchildren.

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed my life a lot. It’s very different now. The senior center is closed. Schools are closed. Everywhere you go, you have to wear a mask. I miss my senior center the most. While these closures are difficult, I am grateful I can go out when I have to for necessities. I am coping with it and doing the best I can. At the center, I exercise, I do crossword puzzles, and I see my community. I have been at this senior center for 10 years, so I can’t wait to get back. 


My granddaughter in the lobby of my building. Bronx, New York, 2019.

My granddaughter and I, Bronx, New York, 2019.

Decorating gingerbread cookies with my granddaughter, Bronx, New York, 2019.

My daughter and granddaughter, Bronx, New York, 2019. 

Christmas decorations at Mitchel Senior Center, Bronx, New York, 2019.

Self-portrait, Bronx, New York, 2019.

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