There are many images of my father-in-law Geoff Cronin in boxes of family photographs and also in our digital files. However, when looking at those we have, it was clear that they marked the passing of time, but not the life’s events that were contained within those nearly 94 years.
I believe as person’s hands tell a different story. These are Geoff’s hands that I think better represent a life well lived. Since 1923 these hands have completed both gentle and more complex tasks, and despite the gradual but persistent loss of feeling in them over the last ten years, they were still able to stroke a beloved great-grandchild’s cheek, pat a visiting dog’s head or raise a small glass of Winter’s Tale medium sherry before dinner.
In the last 94 years these hands have turned to many a task, including fishing and hunting rabbits to put food on the…
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