I’ve started a new project for the paper where each week I pick a street in Kokomo and take portraits of people I see out on the particular street. It’s challenging and fun!
1: “I’m a wild child,” 5-year-old Blake Moss said. “I run around a lot. I run in the house.” Moss lives on Foster Street.
2: Three-year-old Tyvaeh Deckard’s favorite colors are pink and purple. She got her Barbie bike as a present and likes riding it down the Foster Street sidewalk.
3: Gordon Gray sits on his porch before heading back to weed-eating his yard on Foster Street. “I gotta take breaks because I get winded,” he said. Gray has suffered from heart problems in the past.
4: Bill Rubow considers himself the nieghborhood watchdog on his part of Foster Street. The Chrysler retiree has kept busy by refinishing and reconditioning old furniture in his garage. He’s currently working on a 16th Century desk. “It keeps me out of trouble,” he said.
Kellie Estep sits in her son’s bedroom and holds his picture. Her 13-year-old son Braydon died last February of a heart condition. He was bullied in school and Estep is taking steps to end bullying in his honor.
Habitat for Humanity’s Women’s Build
Brandon Smith kisses his 3-year-old daughter Aayla after the Purdue College of Technology graduation in Kokomo on Wednesday evening.
This is the 56th year 79-year-old Sue Thornton has participated in the Annual Women’s State Bowling Tournament at Don Lowry’s.