“You know growing up as a little girl, I thought she was famous. She would go to church programs and afternoon teas and she would sing — and the reaction was so… you know everyone would be up applauding, and I thought, wow, my Mom’s a superstar! Then as I got older I understood why they loved her so much.

She definitely passed down the musical talent. Most of the girls in our family sing. I remember being together on Saturday mornings or Sunday¬†after church, we’d be in the kitchen or she’d be pressing our hair and we’d be working out our tunes.”

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Erin Ninehouser loves photography for its ability to reveal truths and insights that are often too difficult to capture with words. She believes, as Garrison Keillor says through his troubled yet triumphant character Barbara in Pontoon, that “the only sermon that counts is the one formed by our actions.” A native of New Castle, Erin has made her home in Ambridge where she lives happily with her wonderful husband Dave, their three adorable and hilarious cats, and their “old gentleman” dog, Max. Erin is excited to help tell the stories of the people of Beaver County. You can see more of her work on Facebook and connect on Instagram or Twitter.