For The Love of Rose

Audrey Horn

Rochester Institute of Technology

Rose Reynolds, 65, and Mary Rose Hogan, 91, have known each other for over 50 years and are closer than most family members. They were both born in Lima, N.Y. and as Rose says, they "know where all the bodies are buried." Each night, for the last fifteen years, Rose has gone to visit Mary Rose. They enjoy their evenings together, sharing a cocktail and the stories of the day and, sometimes, reminiscing years past. When the evening is over, Rose helps Mary to bed and takes care of her dog.