Debra Jameison smokes a cigarette after playing cowboys and zombies with her grandson Caden, 6. Jameison, 62, works full time and takes care of her two grandkids on the weekends. At night she hangs out in her kitchen and plays Candy Crush for hours without a sound. However, when her boys are around there is always an adventure to be had at their grandma's house.
Mohammed Kamara, 11, left, and Joseph Uwiz, 12, play in the laundry carts at Super Wash House in North Knoxville, April 5, 2017.
Esther Edwards, 83, sits on her front step while waiting for the police to pick up an intoxicated man who fell off of his bike in front of her home in Harrisburg, Penn. Edwards can often be seen dressed to impress with a golf club in hand, that she keeps with her for protection, while keeping an eye on the neighborhood. She said she recently moved back to Harrisburg after a long career as a journalist, a model instructor, and the first African American Budweiser model.
Ana Williams, 4, (left) puts on a tiara while members of her family decorate for her sister Priscilla's third birthday party at their home in Evansville, Ind. The girls' mom, Angelica Williams, 21, is pregnant with her third child, but plans to give the baby up for adoption for financial reasons.
Jayden Patterson of Booneville, 5, collects sticks to burn in a fire at his home in Booneville, Ind. Thursday, Oct. 17, 2014.
Chico Bordoy, 13, pushes his father Ramone Bordoy, 72, to their home in Muddy, IL where they live with Chico's adult sister and brother, with special needs. Ramone said he lived in Muddy when he was younger and moved back along with his children so that they could help to take care of him. Lori, his daughter, said he is suffering from renal failure and requires a lot of care from her and Chico.
World War II Army veterans and brothers Dwayne Hume (left) and Donald Hume (right) ride with Joey Langerak, 7, of Evansville in a 1978 Jeep during the Veterans' Day Parade in on Riverside Drive in Evansville Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014.
Mike DeDecker, from left, JuJu Kizeart both of Carbondale, Illinois, and Tequire Lawrence, of Chicago hang out during the Mike T. Basketball Tournament at Attucks Park in Carbondale, Illinois, June 2012.
Richard Whitt (left) tries to ease his daughter Jordan Whitt's nerves before she is presented in the AKA Debutante Ball at the Knoxville Convention Center Saturday, Mar. 28, 2015. "The is a time when the girls are moving into a new place in their lives, but also the parents," said Presentation Chair Rosalyn Tillman about how preparing for the Debutante Ball is a journey that the girls and their parents take together, "This is a special time with lots of good memories that they can have about how they worked together for this end result."
Kye Schukraft lies on the floor with her new puppy, Chesnut, in their home in Muddy, Ill. Kye, her brother Takota, and their parents, Lisa and Dan have lived in the town of 100 for six years. Lisa home schools Kye and Takota and says that her kids have very little contact with other children, but is more important that her children learn through experience opposed to traditional schooling. Kye had been begging for another puppy, so Lisa gave in. She said Kye has a gift with animals.
Children during a church event in Knoxville, Tenn. 2017.
Jan Williams of Murfreesboro sweeps the floors of the Murphy Center in Murfreesboro Thursday, Mar. 5, 2015.
Parade goers watch Presean Brown, 10, (center) dance during the Divine Urban Expression Dream Team's performance at the Austin East high school homecoming parade Friday, Oct. 23, 2015.
Glenn Palmer puts a collar on his English Setter as they prepare to hunt for quail coveys during a quail census conducted by the the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency using bird dogs at Kiker Bottoms Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015.
High school band member, Evansville, Ind. 2014.
Kids on a front stoop, Mechanicsville, Penn. 2013.
Lake Michigan, Chicago, Ill. 2014.