Book of the Week: Bob and Rose

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Millicent Harvey’s wonderful new book tells the lifelong love story of Bob and Rose Ledwell in eloquent black and white photos punctuated with pithy, funny bits of dialogue between this very happy couple.

And when we say lifelong, we mean it. Bob and Rose are both 90 years old, married for more than 67 years – and have known each other since they were in high school.

Bob and Rose by Millicent Harvey Book of the Week: Bob and Rose

Those are some pretty impressive numbers, and we think any couple that thrives for that long has a story worth telling. But Harvey captures the connection and affection between Bob and Rose with a special thoughtfulness and simplicity. The loving and humorous details she chose to share give us a peek into how this twosome has stayed together across the decades, and it works beautifully.

Harvey specializes in portraits of the elderly, and her work is a great reminder of how important it is to preserve memories in a beautiful book like Bob and Rose. She calls her story portraits “perspectives on lives well lived” – and don’t we all have a family member or two whose well-lived life is the perfect subject for a book? Take a look, and you might get inspired to make your own.

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13 Comments

  1. So beautiful! Inspiring. Thank you.

    By Maria Lucia
      April 8, 2011 – 4:42 am   Permalink
  2. Charming…

    By wiley1
      April 8, 2011 – 7:27 am   Permalink
  3. This book touched my heart.

    By Jean Jones
      April 8, 2011 – 9:28 am   Permalink
  4. This book is fabulous. The photographer has captured such warmth and love. Bravo, Millicent Harvey.

    By Barbara Williams
      April 10, 2011 – 3:12 am   Permalink
  5. I cannot imagine how gratifying it must be. Thank you so much for focussing my eyes to this.

    sis

    By sistina sypher
      April 14, 2011 – 12:16 am   Permalink
  6. Absolutely beautiful and touching. The story, the photographs, the love that endures. Better than any fiction.

    By Inga Kharik
      April 14, 2011 – 12:26 am   Permalink
  7. Moved me and made my day. Thank you

      April 14, 2011 – 3:03 am   Permalink
  8. I love this book, really touched me and made me cry with joy.

      April 14, 2011 – 3:24 am   Permalink
  9. Beautiful and touching …… what *good* people ……… love the words and photographs, this book is something truly special and thoroughly deserves to be Book of the Week.

      April 14, 2011 – 4:45 am   Permalink
  10. This made me cry from happiness, the photographer has done very special, fine work here. Very beautiful

    By Cassandra Dolen
      April 14, 2011 – 6:41 am   Permalink
  11. Wonderful! Inspiring! Heartwarming! Thank you for featuring this, Blurb, and thanks for sharing Ms. Harvey!

    By Jane Quale
      April 14, 2011 – 7:29 am   Permalink
  12. Amazing photography – what a beautiful couple, I want to be like that with my man when we’re old… how special.

    By Beccie Reynolds
      April 15, 2011 – 12:13 am   Permalink
  13. Stunning book with beautiful images, moving text. Congratulations.

    By Rashida Mangera
      April 15, 2011 – 11:37 am   Permalink

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