“Fingerprints and snowflakes are not the only things unique” from The Secret Language of Birthdays by Gary Goldschneider & Joost Elffers

Beverly Wojak by © Aaron McCullough

“Beverly was born in Calgary but spent a lot of time growing up in Saskatchewan. In a few years she wants to sell the house here and move to a nice, quite, small town back there. She finds big city living a little fast, crazy and noisy. Back in Saskatchewan, there is more space and less noise. I think little slower pace is good for everybody at times. We shot inside the studio and worked our way outside to a stairwell around the side of the building. The light was great although there was a bit of chill in the air. Beverly didn’t mind. She had her nice, warm, white coat.” – Aaron M

Image © Aaron McCullough

An Interview with Beverly

Q. What is the best memory you have from a previous birthday?

A. I guess when I turned 40 and my sister put 40 buzzards on my front lawn.

Q. How about the worst? And why?

A. My 50th, guess I was expecting more…

Q. What was the present you’ve received for your birthday that surprised you most?

A. I received a coffee mug last year from my daughter, that had “retirement” on it… it was weird as I am not retiring any time soon.

Q. Is there a food or dish that you insist on eating on your birthday?

A. Really don’t have one.

Q. What do you believe is the most important aspect of celebrating a birthday?

A. I think getting another year older is a good thing, as we grow older.

Q. Do you have any traditions or thing you always do to celebrate a birthday? What is it?

A. Not really.