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‘What These Hands Have Seen’ to tell story of ‘our wisest generation’

Ginger Spencer, president of Heartfelt Community, is putting together a coffee table book, and she is inviting the community to be a part of it.

The book, “What These Hands Have Seen,” will tell the stories of “our wisest generation” through sharing what their hands have witnessed, a release stated.

“From baking, cultivating gardens, healing or comforting the sick to building or rebuilding houses, engines and even bridges, tickling the ivories or making a trumpet trill—our elder loved ones have rich beautiful stories to share,” the release continued. “We place a high value on their lives and what their wisdom can add to ours.” The first volume of this legacy project will focus on Gloucester and Mathews counties.

Spencer said she needs 45 more people for the book that is planned to be published and revealed in November. Debbie Leanne Portraits, a photography studio in Yorktown, is working with Spencer on the book.

To be a part of this inaugural book, applicants will pay a $...

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