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Photo by David Aranov

Photo by David Aranov

Photo by David Aranov

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Galina Basova, left, and Roza Murdokhayeva, right. (Source: Be Proud Foundation)

Another year, another two talented beauties crowned Your Highness Grandmother.

The 12th year of the event took place October 19 at National Restaurant, where Roza Mordukhayeva, 80, was crowned Queen Grandmother and Galina Basova, 68, won the Grandmother title for the younger batch of beauts.

Murdokhayeva was born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. She worked as a nurse for more than 45 years, and adores children. Dancing and singing are her true passion, and Murdokhayeva has performed in the pageant, organized by the Be Proud Foundation, multiple times. She has four grandchildren, and one great grandson.

The other lovely lady, Basova, is from Russia. She’s seen her family grow tremendously stateside, and is now the proud grandmother of five. She studied communications at the institute of Leningrad, and has just one hobby: travel.

The event celebrates the lives of grandmothers across Southern Brooklyn. It’s a good-natured competition, based on dancing, singing, talents, costume design and more. It’s judged by a panel of those who love grandmothers best: grandfathers.

Congratulations to Basova and Mordukhayeva!

Photo by Arthur Borko

Photo by Arthur Borko

I think this is one of those titles that made sense in my head and no one else’s.

Photo by Arthur Borko

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Photo by Carol Ragab

Photo by Carol Ragab

Is there any particular reason that they are all facing the same  direction?

Photo by Carol Ragab

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Morning Mug: Sundown


Photo by George Burshteyn

I think this is actually a sunrise, but still… it’s a pretty picture and a great song, so we’ll just take a little artistic license, thank you very much.

Sundown, you better take care
If I find you been creeping ’round my back stairs
Sometimes I think it’s a sin
When I feel like I’m winning when I’m losing again

– Gordon Lightfoot

Photo by George Burshteyn

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Photo by Erica Sherman

Photo by Erica Sherman

Shot around 5:45 on Friday afternoon. The sun made everything look amazing.

Photo by Erica Sherman

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It appears we will finally see some sunshine again this weekend. It has sure been a dreary few days.

Photo by Randy Contello | RandyCPhotography

Photo by Randy Contello | RandyCPhotography

Photo by Randy Contello | RandyCPhotography

When the night has been too lonely
And the road has been too long,
And you think that love is only
For the lucky and the strong,
Just remember in the winter
Far beneath the bitter snows
Lies the seed that with the sun’s love
In the spring becomes the rose.

– Amanda McBroom

Photo by Randy Contello | RandyCPhotography

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Photo by Gennady Favel

Photo by Gennady Favel

Outside of Stop and Shop, Avenue Y and East 17th Street.

Photo by Gennady Favel

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Photo by Michelle

Photo by Michelle

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