Thursday, May 22, 2008

Queen Mum

Virginia Heckler is this sweet old lady I met when doing an assignment for South East Ohio Magazine. At 93-years-old she was recently named Bicentennial Queen Mum in commemoration for her lifetime commitment to Community service in Barnesville, OH. The title was created specifically for her, on the year of the town's bicentennial. She was born and has lived within 15 miles of Barnesville all her life. Even though she is well traveled and her children have been dispersed all over the world, she remains in the same house her and her husband built in 1954. Her home is littered with things she's collected over the years and her memory is amazing.

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