Just Josie

Just Josie is a series of photographs of my grandma Josie Lou Lydia Walker Blakey after the death of her husband B.B. Blakey made over the six plus years of her life. Everyone thought that Grandma would die of a broken heart after her husband of almost 65 years passed away on his 97th birthday. Josie went on to live more than six years in the nursing home, visited frequently by me, her granddaughter. During these years the book Love in the 90s was published and received a lot of press and Josie was interviewed by many reporters. Her constant refrain was that her husband was “The nicest man she has ever known.”