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1995 Sam_C


Here's a shot from 1995. Dad lovingly feeds
our then 91 year old grandmother, his mother,
who has since passed away.

In Thai culture, people tend to take care of
elderly and sick family members till the very
end, no matter how difficult it may be. Nursing
homes are largely unheard of.

Now, today, some 14 plus years later, dad is older
and dealing with his own health issues. Although he
is ok and manages do things by himself, we are looking
out for dad in the same way he did for his mother.

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Jeff Real18-Oct-2015 13:06
You tell such a beautiful story of not only your family but of all families. Or at least the way all families should be. This is amazing work, sam. ~V~
theleftcoast06-Sep-2011 19:08
Love this Sam, truly a touching capture, thank you for sharing, BV!!
Bill Warren16-Oct-2010 15:47
Strong PJ objectivity given who you are shooting.
XiaoBernard9905-Jun-2010 05:19
Now My Mam is in the white cloud ,happy and in peace...Your picture is great for me ,your father helping his mother ,not common your capture is full of the love to ours.The face of your Dad is serious,concentrated,and I know the happiness of your Grandmother at this moment.V
Alain Boussac01-Mar-2010 07:43
Wonderful touching image. Sincerity and respect. BV.
XiaoBernard9907-Nov-2009 08:43
I recognize the face of you in your father here..
Humble I will stay in front of this picture so deep...V
Jim's Atavistic Visions04-Nov-2009 00:10
What a loving and touching image!... Josefina
Guest 03-Nov-2009 11:12
Tenderness moment. V
12311-Sep-2009 04:27
Such a powerful and tender moment. V

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shatterbug09-Sep-2009 04:52
Touching image, and a great family treasure!
James Clarke09-Sep-2009 04:40
Very powerful and touching image. BV
Fong Lam09-Sep-2009 03:21
From young we were taught to take care of one's parents and this is
a tender image displaying one of the virtues of filial piety (V)
Naret Visesvongsa09-Sep-2009 01:11
Very good Sam for what you do for your family. The bw tone and composition for this picture are very food too. V
J. Scott Coile08-Sep-2009 21:46
Touching image.
bill friedlander08-Sep-2009 18:06
bill friedlander08-Sep-2009 18:05
A memorable B&W image and a touching tribute to your father.
Simon Chandler08-Sep-2009 17:44
Powerful work. Superb composition and lighting. v
You are a good man taking care of your father. My respect for you.
parallaxes aka Jean-Pierre Bijouard08-Sep-2009 15:41
A great shot and even more whith the touching history and memory! The cycle of time (and love) BUT often the occidental culture consider this issue differently, alas :^)
an nguyen08-Sep-2009 13:02
Touching message, Sam, our culture is the same. I regret don't have one to cherish any more.
FrankB08-Sep-2009 12:38
powerful statement bro.....V
Martha Albuquerque08-Sep-2009 10:02
That's life Sam.. now Dad need the same care.. and he is glad he has it from his family..
beautiful photo and moment.. V~