Time well spent

Sometimes it’s the sub-story, the unexpected encounter on assignment that is more intriging to me then what I’m actually sent to photograph.

That’s how I felt when I met Stanley Weiner of Danbury, a longtime volunteer at the Dorothy Day Hospitality House, the local soup kitchen in Danbury.

I was there to shoot for a Sunday story about poverty in our area. For about 15 years now — twice a week plus one Sunday a month — Stanley, who turns 93 in April,  can be found at Dorothy Day, usually at the kitchen sink doing all he can to give back.

“I felt I wanted to do something with my life,” Stanley said. “I like the people – the volunteers and the guests. God gave me good health so I’m making good use of it.”

Carol Kaliff