Weird....but in a good way!

by Essitam

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As a teenager I knew everything....I'm still trying to figure out when I forgot it all.

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I've found out so much about my family this week. My grandparents went into full on storytelling mode while I was stealing their photos.

One story was based around the final photograph, my Grandad is the man with the yard of Ale. He was on his way to work a night shift when his Father in Law called him and asked him to meet him at the club (wherever that may have been).

My Gramps arrived and found he'd been entered into the drinking contest which he went on to win, have his picture taken for the "Chronicle" (this picture in fact) and then carried on pissed to his job!

You just wouldn't get away with it today!

31st Jan 2008, 22:13   | tags:,,

nige says:

fab pics!

31st Jan 2008, 22:34

MaggieD says:

These are an ace set of pics, I think it was Taniwha who said that this generation of children must be the most photographed and most chronicled ..... I know that I have only 2 or 3 pics of me as a child, but I have hundreds of my children .....

31st Jan 2008, 23:11

swamprose says:

these are lovely. evocative.

I've been buying old family photos at yard sales. I like to imagine what they really are about.

1st Feb 2008, 04:28

Rick says:

Ace! Top shot, I love the fence. About 1960 I helped my dad build one like that. haven't seen any like it since the early 70's. 3rd one with the odd tent/building in the background is fantastic. I think the ball she's holding is red, with a very fine crosshatch herringbone pattern in it, Inflated with a needle on a bicycle pump. These pics are dredging up memories I didn't know I still had.
Last photo is just wonderful. by the suit fashions and the haircuts, I'd guess late 40's, early fifties. Are these pics dated?

1st Feb 2008, 08:09

JokerXL says:

Brilliant!
You've just reminded me to get back on to genealogy sites and research the family again. I lost all the info I'd gathered before in the "great crash of '07"
Ps.
(send me the Hi-rez of that "yard of Ale" picture and I'll iron out the creases for you)
martyhirst(at)orange(dot)nl

1st Feb 2008, 22:51

FilbertFox says:

fantastic. I love that 2nd one

3rd Feb 2008, 18:22

Essitam says:

Joker check you mail. :)

FF the second shot is my mom in the middle and her bother and cousin either side!

3rd Feb 2008, 21:29

JokerXL says:

Email arrived, no attachment.
May be too large for phone delivery.
I'm back on my home network now, try it again please.

5th Feb 2008, 09:07

goonflower says:

Love these! :)

5th Feb 2008, 13:54