Thursday, September 25, 2008

From The Archives



I never knew this picture existed until recently! That's my mum on the left, and my grandma on the right. This was apparently taken before my parents married, so mum would have only been in her very early 20s and it would have been the early 1950s. They are both tiny women, my mum only clocked in at about 5'1" and you can see my grandma is even tinier. Yes, it runs in the family. :)

In later years my grandma was rounder, and a fond memory I have of her from when I was a kid was putting my arms around her waist (they could barely meet) and feeling the ridges of the bones in the corset whe wore almost every day of her adult life. Funny the things you remember! One thing (among many things) that I remember of my mum was her laugh. Which would start as a giggle and up as a kind of hysterical whooping laugh if something really tickled her funny bone. There was quite a lot of laughter in our house, and if you can pass on a sense of humour through genetics then I think our family is proof. We all love a good laugh, and thank goodness for that!

6 comments:

yani said...

And obviously your love for fine fashion comes from these two well dressed ladies too! I love 50's clothes...

Campbell said...

I love old photos like that. They are a relative rarity so it's important to maintain them.

Ur-spo said...

I love old family photos.
Please - write on the back who they are, the year, and the location etc.
It may be obvious now but will later kin know?
I know this from experience.

Michael Guy said...

That is a treasure, Andrew!

Kyle Kunnecke said...

I love these family photos -- and I love that their skirts are both exactly the same height from the ground! -

thank you for sharing your family pictures!

jason said...

lovely picture...lovely memory.