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Feb 4, 2022Liked by Wesley Verhoeve

I really enjoyed your article on Phila. I had the opportunity to meet her and spend a few hours with her at a site visit for a corporate retreat at Hachland Hill. I left feeling like I had spent a day with the nicest person on this earth. Also, I was on a sugar high after we each enjoyed two pieces of pie and a couple cups of coffee. And, I came home with one of her cookbooks; autograhped by Ms. Phila. One of the best days ever!!

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ahhh how wonderful Gina! lucky you :) thank you for the kind words!

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I missed my chance with a beautiful person just like Phila recently. Barbara Holden passed, but we took photos together. I bought her painting, and we hugged on different occasions whenever we met at the local art galleries. At her solo exhibition, she said, “Raj, this is my last Rodeo.” I wish I had sat and interviewed her, but all is good. Her painting is in my office. She passed at 91 and led an extraordinary life.

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The pictures we don't take are ones we most remember often! I've certainly had similar experiences before just like yourself so now I try to shoot as much as possible, especially with older people. thanks for reading Raj!

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Jan 31, 2022Liked by Wesley Verhoeve

I've been following you on ig for quite while now and I've only dicovered these amazing articles today! So far im loving it! Keep up with the good work

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Thanks Francisco! Glad you found Process, it's my main outlet now more than IG :)

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Jan 31, 2022Liked by Wesley Verhoeve

Thank you for sharing Phila's little nuggets of absolute wisdom. What an amazing person to share time with.

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she really was a salt of the earth gem, thanks for the kind words Carolyn!

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Wesley, thank you for the wonderful post! I did not know about Phila Hach until this moment and I plan to research her and her culinary experiences. There are moments in our life when chance brings us face to face with these inspiring older (but, oh, so young at heart!) fellow humans and I feel it is our duty to recognize and enjoy those moments to the max. Looking forward to your future posts, please keep them coming!

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thank you for the kind words and for reading. you can also find some of Phila's cook books on ebay and such if youd like to cook her recipes :)

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Jan 30, 2022Liked by Wesley Verhoeve

seems like quite the experience. i love the images!

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thanks man, you'd have loved her FOOD too haha

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Jan 30, 2022Liked by Wesley Verhoeve

She sounds like a wonderful woman. They are very nice life lessons to share with others. Thanks for sharing.

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thanks for the kind words Rosa! Glad you enjoyed!

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You're welcome!

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