Reminiscing

Today  out  the  blue  my eldest sister  sent  me  a photo  she  had  take  of  our  family  outside  our  home  in London. Circa  1956  ! It  was  such a  lovely  surprise and  it  really  took me  back!

As  Teresa  was taking  the  photo  and  not  visible   I asked  her  to  find another  one  but  with her  in it! She  did,   this  time  one  of  the  twins  was  absent  as  she  was  taking  the  photo !  I  look a  little older in  this  one  so  I  reckon  it is  circa   1958.

Top  photo :  Elder Brother T with his  tongue out,Mum, , Dear  Mary   now  deceased, Elder  brother’s Twin F,   Brother  JP, Dad  and  me.

Bottom photo: Eldest sister Tess, brother T in  long  trousers  this  time, a  cousin, brother  JP with  his  tongue out this  time, Mary  peeping out  at  the  back , another  cousin  and  then  me looking  grumpy!!

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Reminiscing 

I remember the  days of  black and  white

When  we  were  taught   wrong  from   right .

Endless days  of  love while growing up

Here I  drink  from yesterday’s cup.

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Here  we  are in  days gone  by

My  those  years spread  their  wings  and fly.

Hot dinners ,comfort in  the  family  fold

Things  to  remember when we  get old.

 

Someone is  missing, sister  Tess,

With the  camera  she  catches  us in time

Come good  or ill,all of us, lives  entwine

This  made  me what I  am I  guess.

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Days  were  so much  simpler  then

I bet  you  think  I have rose tinted  glasses on

I  know  you  do  but  you  are  wrong!

❤   ❤

 

 

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19 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Judy E Martin
    Dec 30, 2016 @ 19:03:29

    This is lovely Willow 🙂

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  2. Christine J Randall
    Dec 30, 2016 @ 19:09:43

    Precious memories made real. A wonderful surprise!

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  3. Brenda Davis Harsham
    Dec 30, 2016 @ 19:13:30

    Lovely photos and who doesn’t need a brother with his tongue out? LOL You looked like a blond angel, but you were probably bedeviling the others, rather like my youngest girl. XOXO

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  4. Ritu
    Dec 30, 2016 @ 19:23:27

    Great photos and memories Willow😊

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  5. socialbridge
    Dec 30, 2016 @ 22:36:30

    This brought a little tear to my eye, Willow. Such lovely old photographs. xxx

    Reply

  6. lucciagray
    Dec 31, 2016 @ 18:50:38

    Love those old photos it’s like time travelling. Inspiring.

    Reply

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