Born in 1923, Jane Weston is approaching her first century of life. While cancer and age is taking a toll on her body, her mind is as sharp as ever. Here are ten photos of Life at 93.
During my last day of taking photos of Mrs. Weston, my own grandma passed away. I was in the hospital with Mrs. Weston when I received the call from my uncle in Vietnam. Ohh the ironies of life. This is dedicated to my bà nội.
On Palm Sunday, Jane Weston and her daughter, Katherine Kennedy are seen praying. Mrs. Weston is one of the first female deacons of Saint Mark Congregational Church and is the Chair Person of the Bereavement Committee.
Wearing her blue straw bonnet, Jane Weston listens to Reverend Julian Cook preach about what a donkey would say if a donkey could talk.
Three generation of wonderful black women hang in Jane Weston’s living room. Pictured is her mother, Ruth Chambers, Mrs. Weston herself, and her daughter, Katherine Kennedy. Mrs. Weston also collects black figurines that can be found in almost every room in her home.
Despite her age, Jane Weston is rather active. She passes time with hobbies like coloring and crocheting afghans.
Located on her dresser are photos of her past. These are with the love of her life, Ernest Weston. Her second marriage abruptly ended when Mr. Weston died shortly after six years of marriage.
A small photo of Jane Weston and her son, Stanley Kennedy, prior to his death in 2013.
Jane Weston at chemo therapy as her spiritually adopted daughter, Tammy Hill, keeps her company.
After shaving her head for a bilateral subdural hemotoma surgery, Jane Weston’s hair never grew back and she has been wearing wigs ever since.
Battling cancer and ageing, Jane Weston tries to stay positive and takes each day as it comes. She keeps busy by coloring inspirational quote cards like those place on her dresser.
Silhouette of Jane Weston in her Dorchester home.