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Will Jackson

Printed and framed by Will Jackson of Seattle as a gift to his Aunt June in Virginia.

   “My mom always said ‘to have a friend, be one’- A few years ago, I took this picture that really shows their love for each other.”

“My mom always said ‘to have a friend, be one.’ She met June at a party in Richmond, Virginia in 1949—June was in tears with morning sickness and Mom, also pregnant, came to her aid—and they stayed best friends until Mom died a year and half ago. Although June soon moved to New Jersey, then Maryland and finally back to coastal Virginia, she and Mom visited often, vacationed together, and stayed close through thick and thin for 64 years.

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 They consoled each other during tough times, loved parties, (the wilder the better – at a mid-‘60s beach bash, they swapped dresses to confuse one of June’s beaus) and were ultimate shopping buddies. Most of all they made each other laugh.

A few years ago, I took this picture that really shows their love for each other.”Sending gifts

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Printed and framed by Jaymelina Esmele, Seattle, WA for her office.

 “I liked the colors and the message… Using Sworl was great—just a few swipes on my phone to get this beautifully framed photo.”

 

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“I took this photo while visiting friends in New York this fall. Early one morning we were walking uptown to a TV show taping. First we saw Robert Indiana’s recently installed HOPE sculpture, a sibling of his LOVE that I’d seen in Philadelphia.

“Three blocks later, at Sixth Avenue and West 55th Street, there was New York’s own LOVE. I liked the colors and the message—a reminder of how I should treat others. There are now about 40 LOVE sculptures around the world, and the HOPE I saw is the first of several planned.

“I took the picture around 7 a.m., giving me the chance to get the shot without a lot of people in what is usually a very busy intersection. I like that it’s a reminder of how oddly peaceful New York can be at times.

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“Using Sworl was great—just a few swipes on my phone to get this beautifully framed photo.”

—As told to Will Jackson

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Printed and framed by Jane DeVere, Marietta, GA as a gift for her daughter, and for herself.

“I took this selfie during one of our daily routines. When I came upon Sworl’s website, I had three photos framed to remember all the happy times with my big white fluff-ball of love.”

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“This is a picture of me with my Golden Doodle Josh.  He was nine but you’d have thought he was a puppy. I took this selfie during one of our daily routines. Every morning I’d sit on the steps to put on my shoes and he’d sit beside me with his bottom on the top step and his paws on the next.  He was definitely a poser! When I came upon Sworl’s website, I had three photos framed; one of Josh by the Christmas tree, one of him with my daughter for her room and this one for my bureau to remember all the happy times with my big white fluff-ball of love.”

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—As told to Will Jackson

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Printed and framed by Denise Funderburk, Seattle, WA.

“I admit I’m a ‘crazy cat lady’… I have about a thousand photos of what I call the Kittentown Napping Society…I love the ones I’ve had framed.”

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The first photo is of my three kittens when I first got them from a cat rescue home. The two orange cats are brothers, and I couldn’t resist the white-faced tabby. I originally named them for ‘True Blood’ characters Bill, Eric and Sookie, but as their personalities emerged, Sookie became Baby Girl, then Christmas Ham (for the way she sits), Bill became Sweet William, and Eric stayed Eric—a.k.a. Handsome Viking. cat photo frame

I have about a thousand photos of what I call the Kittentown Napping Society (my friends sometimes ask, ‘Do you pose your cats while they’re sleeping?’) and the one of them intertwined in their green doughnut bed is still one of my favorites.

 

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The second photo is Sweet William at four or five months stretched out on my blanket-covered legs. He passed away from cancer last year at the early age of three. I love having a few framed photos of him and the others—along with all the ones I Instagram!”

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—As told to Will Jackson