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A winning show of hands for a connected family

Nov 8th, 2017

One warm day this past summer, Points West Living Wainwright resident Lavina Redmond was sitting with her daughter at her “nest in the woods” on the family farm. They were enjoying a cup of tea when her granddaughter and great-granddaughter Ayla came by. Lavina says she wanted a photo of Ayla’s hands with hers, and this four-generation photo is the result. It was a runner-up prizewinner in the 2017 PWL Photo Contest. 

Lavina and Charlie

Lavina’s daughter Bernice Roberts submitted the photo. She says she and her children and their families all live near each other and work together on their family farm near Wainwright. They also all like to visit with Lavina and her husband Charlie, “Lavina and Charlie love to see the great-grandchildren. They make them smile.”

Generous in care and concern for people

PWL Wainwright recreation coordinator Shauna Lee Carlson says Lavina and Charlie have lived at PWL Wainwright for about five years. “Lavina’s loves include her family, crocheting, gardening and an overseas foster child she has supported for a number of years. She is generous in her care and concern for people, paying for haircuts and clothes, just to name a few.”

Handy gloves for those hands

Lavina has already used her Photo Contest prize, a Tim Horton’s gift card, which she spent treating Bernice and her husband to lunch. The PWL gloves included in the prize will come in very handy now that winter has arrived.

To see all four PWL Photo Contest winners, their stories, and other shortlisted photos, go to Flickr: PWL Photo Contest 2017.

Photo: Lavina Redmond holds her winning gloves and gift certificate. Inset: Runner-up prizewinning photo of four generations of hands, clockwise from bottom left: Bernice Roberts, Kamille Andersen, Lavina Redmond and Ayla Andersen.

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