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My Mum - A Trip Down Memory Lane & Old Photos
I’ve just spent a wonderful afternoon with my Mum looking at old photos.
She has shown me photos I’ve never seen before and I’ve learnt a lot about my family, some I knew and some I’d never met. I didn’t realise how little I knew about them.
What prompted this trip down memory lane? My quest for research and information for my latest hub! I seem to be on a non-stop mission these days collating ‘my bits’ in readiness to put pen to paper! I had no idea when I joined hubpages just how rewarding and satisfying this would turn out to be!
The perfect example of this, was my afternoon reminiscing with Mum, I didn’t realise how little I knew about my grandparents, but more surprising was the fun hearing about little ‘tit-bits’ from Mum.
Photo Booth Photos
I asked Mum a few weeks back if she’d any old photo booth photos that I could use in a hub I was writing.
It took a while, but Mum eventually said she’d found some - so I popped round to pick them up.
What a fabulous photo, it was just what I was looking for, it totally epitomized the ‘fun’ of instant photography in the 1960-70’s!
Mum obviously hadn’t seen the photo for years, so was a great ‘find’ for her too!
She’d found it amongst the hundreds of old photos that were tucked away in the attic.
The photo is my Mum and her Sister (my Auntie) on a day trip to the seaside, Mum said it felt like it was taken just ‘yesterday’ (it was in fact about 50 years ago).
She said they’d bought the toffee apples especially, because they thought it would be fun biting into the apples as the photos were taken. She could even remember the jacket she was wearing it was yellow and she’d knitted it herself!
There was of course, the traditional strip of 4, they were cut in half and had two each!
I scanned and restored the photo and gave Mum and my Auntie a new 7x5 inch framed copy!
Discovering My Great-Grandad
Hunting through the photos Mum found some real treasures, including this one of my Great-Grandad who I’d never met.
This photo was taken in about 1930 and is my Grandad holding my Dad with my Great-Grandad.
He was apparently a ‘Cobbler’ by trade and not only repaired shoes, he made them. I had no idea about this and found all Mum was telling me fascinating.
She then actually produced a small childs shoe that Great Grandad had made over 80 years ago! I took some photos of it, I thought it was beautiful, the stitching and everything about it looks so perfect.