Back to Future Past

When you work in a museum, there are, inherently, seniors. This is far from a bad thing! Who better to fill in the gaps than the people that were actually there?

I mean, unless someone has invented a time machine.

But I’m pretty sure no one.

We have seniors come here from ALLLL over the world. We even had a lady in her 90’s who came from Austria…I can only imagine the things she must have seen!

She moved to Canada to be closer to family, and during a road trip, stopped in to see what life would be like during her childhood here in our neck o’ the woods.

{basically a teeny village plopped somewhere in the mountains}.

But what about when those seniors become… senior seniors? When they can no longer come to us? Uhh, the obvious… we go to them!!! haha!

Bunny, one of the ladies on the board, had her career in care homes. Although she’s retired now, she does monthly presentations at one of the homes here; and whooooollllly do they love it! She will do topics anywhere from sports back in the day, to businesses that were here and gone, and all sorts of odd-ball odds and ends that might jog their memory, give them things to reminisce and chat about, and compare.

Usually this involves packages packed full of blown-up pictures, and loading up some Rubbermaid bins with artifacts that we don’t mind being handled.

But December, we decided to mix it up…

grinch

Muahahahahaha…..

I’ve gone with Bunny before, but was in a particularly crazy mood. [anyone who knows me knows this is not an uncommon occurrence].

So chatting with her one day, we decided to do a FASHION SHOW!!! We have a ton of clothes and hats, so we thought why not? I have a pretty serious side hobby as a photographer, so not only did they sport the stylin’ fashions of yester-year, they had their pictures taken as well!

Some were super adventurous and put together the craziest combos!!! (no doubt they were a wild-child in their day!) Others were a little more conservative and preferred just a hat, and others still (who weren’t really in the spirit) got the full force of peer pressure from the group to go have a little fun!! [you get the peer pressure talk in high school; but who would of thought you’d need it in a care home too!]

It turned out to be such a blast… it was really nice to hang out. I am a Paramedic in our town too, so the time I spend in the homes is usually on a {slightly} more urgent/somber note. (except for one patient there. he’s a hilarious. but that’s another story)

But man, this town’s seniors really know how to party!! haha!! Here’s some pictures of Swan Valley’s Stylin’ Residents!!

(all photos posted with permission of subjects & families)

The wedding dress & veil were a particular favourite!

The wedding dress & veil were a particular favorite!

I got to know these two beautiful people during my time in Recreation. So nice to see Russ smiling, looking all handsome in his jersey!

I got to know these two beautiful people during my time in Recreation. So nice to see Russ smiling, looking all handsome in his jersey!

Even some of the staff joined in the fun!

Even some of the staff joined in the fun!

Looking dashing in an army jacket

Looking dashing in an army jacket

This lovely lady didn't speak, but the sweetest soul!

This lovely lady didn’t speak, but had the sweetest soul!

Told ya the wedding dress was a hit!!

Told ya the wedding dress was a hit!!

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