"Death will come when it comes," says Cleo Hamlatt, 95, of Oakland. Until her time comes, Hamlatt, chooses to live with positive thoughts — which means rejecting those who might inject darkness to her light.
Dorothy Black, 81, stands in her living room dressed as her favorite character, Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz, on November 18, 2009. She has been collecting Wizard of Oz memorabilia since the movie was released 70 years ago.
Carnegie Mellon University Research Professor Scott Fahlman, 59, has done a lot of research in his field, but he is best known for inventing the emoticon, smiley face symbol for e-mails, 25 years ago on September 19,1982.
A Cuban boy poses for a portrait in Havana, Cuba in March 2012.
Jesse Fetherman, 2, stands in the back of a pickup truck before trick-or-treating in Millvale, Pa on Halloween.
Paul ‘The Pittsburgh Kid’ Spadafora, poses for a portrait at the Boilermakers Hall in Pittsburgh, Pa., on November 22, 2013. Spadafora is training for an upcoming WBA World Title Bout against Johan Perez on November 30th at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort.
Members of the Josh Gibson All-Stars stand on the field prior to their game against the Anderson Monarchs on at Manchester Field in Pittsburgh, Pa. The game was part of the Monarchs Barnstorming Tour, a 20-city tour to pay tribute to Jackie Robinson, the Negro League, and the Civil Rights Movement. The teams wore Negro League uniforms with the Josh Gibson All-Stars wearing the Homestead Grays uniform and the Monarchs in their Philadelphia Star uniforms.
Slim Forsythe, 58, plays his guitar in front of Nieds Hotel, where he lives and performs, in Lawrenceville, Pa. Forsythe who works in the city's budget office has lived a colorful life, having worked as a lawyer, a self-published author, a volunteer at Mother Teresa's House of the Dying in Calcutta, an anti-nuke protester, a school bus driver, and many other endeavors. On Aug. 29, 2014 Forsythe was inducted into the America's Old Time Country Music Hall of Fame at a ceremony in Iowa.
Kaylee Fello, 10, of Hyde Park, Pa., gives Honey, her favorite horse at Harts to Horses farm in Saltsburg, Pa., a hug after her therapeutic riding session. Kaylee suffers from cerebral palsy, and until recently hasn't been able to sit up on her own. Now, after nearly 5 months of riding at Eric and Cindy Hartman's farm, Kaylee has found new life, and has quickly become an inspiration to the Hartman's who hold her at left and right.
Huang Xiang, considered the pre-eminent post-cultural revolution poet of China, stands in front of his home, "House Poem" in Pittsburgh, Pa. Having been imprisoned and tortured numerous times and facing persecution in China, Xiang left China and was provided sanctuary at City of Asylum in Pittsburgh.
Staff Sgt. Dominick Mazza and his wife, Candi, will have a bittersweet Christmas and New Year as they prepare for his unit, the 110th Infantry 2nd Brigade out of Washington County, Pa., to ship out to Camp Shelby in Mississippi on their way to Iraq.
Cowboys sit on their horses at the Fort Armstrong Championship Rodeo at the Crooked Creek Horse Park in Ford City, Pa.
Meadows harness driver Dave Palone sits between races at the race track on June 27, 2012. Palone is nearing the 15,181 wins number which will propel him pass Herve Filion to become the career leader in victories in North American harness racing history.
Hussain Haroon, the grandson of one of Pakistan's twelve founding fathers, puffs on a cigar in his opulent family home in Karachi, Pakistan. Haroon is a former assembly speaker in the Sindh Province and social and political leader in Pakistan.
A boy plays in a Christian colony in Islamabad, Pakistan in April 2009. The colony is home to over 2,000 people who live in tents and have no running water or electricity.
Mariamo Mada, 17, of the North Side, a Kenyan joins in the celebration of the end of Ramadan with Eid al-Fitr in Pittsburgh, Pa., on July 6, 2016. The Islamic holy month of Ramadan is observed with a month of fasting and commemorates the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad, according to Islamic belief. Eid al-Fitr translates to "festival of the breaking the fast."
Anton Raphael Mirillo, 28, the owner of Trundle Manor Manor, poses in the museum of oddities in Swissvale, Pa.
A woman leans against a car during the Prince of Wales second line parade in New Orleans, La., on October 9, 2016.