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.
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.