Monday, December 1, 2014

Theme Day: Workers


When I went into the Queen Creek Olive Mill store at Biltmore Fashion Park on Saturday morning, I wasn't even thinking of photographing the workers there.  I was more intent on purchasing my favorite olive oil.  However, Dana Geary, the store Manager (on the left) told me they had been interviewed and filmed earlier that day for one of our local television stations because the day was designated "small business Saturday".  I thought since they had been interviewed that morning that maybe they wouldn't mind posing for a photo.  They didn't so, here we see Dana and Joan Trueman, two enthusiastic sellers of all things related to olives and vinegars.

To top that off, when I explained what the photo was for, I found out that Dana actually follows my site and was pleased to meet me in person!  It was fate!

The December 1st theme for all City Daily Photo bloggers is "Workers" so, click the link to see other hard working people from other cities around the globe.

21 comments:

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh that must have been a buzz for you both Sharon.. super shot for the theme!

Andy said...

Charming!

llandudnopictures said...

Well done Dana and Joan, wonderful portrait!

Thérèse said...

Fate indeed!
I still remember when the Rea family started a long time ago in Queen Creek, they lived near the best place for buying ham and bacon at the time "The Pork Chop" that;s how I discovered the place.

Kate said...

Serendipity, Sharon! What a fun coincidence for both of you!! I adore olive oil and enjoy trying various kinds but usually go back to Trader Joe's for my less expensive cooking olive oil.

Karl Demetz said...

A nice pair, surely they work well together.

EG CameraGirl said...

How great that you actually met someone who follows your blog! They both look like friendly people making their business a pleasant place to shop in.

betty said...

How neat to meet a blog follower like that!

betty

Lowell said...

Fascinating. You always wonder who is watching! Very nice portrait, too. I can't imagine being enthusiastic about olives and vinegars, but I'm glad some people are!

Re your comment on Ocala: I read a lot of crime novels. :)

Judy said...

What fun! Nice photo of the two of them.

William Kendall said...

Small world, and a good portrait of them!

Halcyon said...

These two ladies look very welcoming. Glad you found them for the theme day!
What a coincidence that one of them "knew" you already. Guess you are famous. :)

Peter van den Besselaar said...

They are proud! Lots of joy.

Kathy said...

What a nice surprise to meet one of your followers! I am in Phx on R and R but will be returning later this week to Texas. I have been very lazy since being here (in addition to being in a car crash - freaked me out - and coming down with a head cold - or maybe it's just allergies) but I'm geting some good rest. I'm looking forward to returning to Texaz, closing down my life there and hopefully being a desert rat again soon!

Catalyst/Taylor said...

And looking properly festive, too!

cieldequimper said...

That's very cool Sharon. And it looks like a lovely place to shop for olive oil!

Kay said...

Ooooh! I love that place! Our Queen Creek family has taken us to the "original" spot. They have a great selection (and serve good food, too - I still remember the lemon olive oil cake with a smile on my face).

Randy said...

What a treat to meet a follower. I've never heard of this store. I will have to stop by next time I'm in town.

Jack said...

AND, it is a very nice portrait. And, viewers of your blog! (I am thrilled that good olive oils are now becoming available, either in specialty stores like this one or sometimes in standard grocery stores.

NC Sue said...

Sweet shot!
Please come share at http://www.image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2014/12/summer-memories.html

LOLfromPasa said...

How interesting! You got a super brilliant photo and loved the story behind the image.