These two, now in their 90s, have been friends since grade school and have shared much of their adult lives together, too. After raising families in their hometown and surviving their husbands, they live in the same assisted-living facility in Council Bluffs, Iowa. When out-of-town daughters are visiting, these chums enjoy lunch outings and discovering what's new in town, even though they suffer their day-to-day ailments separately. Here they simultaneously peer across the parking lot to read a sign, quietly competing to see who can solve the mystery first.
Photographer: Kristin Henning