Friday, 9 July 2010
Carmi's Challenge this week is "Family". You can find him at http://writteninc.blogspot.com/search/label/Thematic%20Photographic. No matter how hard I try I can't get the link to appear in my post. In the preview, yes, in the post, no! Never had this trouble before!
The photograph I have chosen is not one of mine. In fact, that is me, aged about 3, watching my Grandfather making a rabbit out of a (clean) handkerchief! It was taken by my father, who was a very fine amateur photographer, and who won several prizes and competitions.
I never knew this Grandfather very well. He was born in 1868 and was a man who managed quite well without company or socialising, and who had strong likes and dislikes. He was in service, as a valet, to one of the King's Equerries, and travelled all over the world with the Royal family. I'm sure he could have told us a lot about his travels, but I at least, never liked to ask!
Carmi's challenge made me think a lot about our family. There is so much I wished I had asked my own mother and father about their family history. And now I am the senior family member my daughter urges me to write all my memories down! I have started, but there is so much - once I think of one thing, then it leads to another, and another and another, and the memories become random and unreadable!
But I am trying. I don't know if my grandsons and their families will be interested, but it will soon be ancient history!