Thursday, 20 October 2011

Family album

A couple of weeks ago we were waiting- with great anticipation for the safe arrival of my nephew Chris and his partner Rebecca`s first baby [ we had no idea whether she was expecting a boy or a girl- which in my mind is so much nicer !! ] thoughts turned to who the baby would take after.......... and as a result out came the family album ! So I thought I`d share a few of the photographs with you .
The above picture is of my great grandmother and father on my maternal side-she was expecting my grandfather in this photograph [ not that you would guess that looking at her ] I remember my grand dad telling me rather proudly that she had a twenty two inch waist at the time the photograph was taken !! Here she is again not long after he was born [below left ]


The wedding photograph is of my mother and father taken in the forties.
The album is in a terrible state-it really needs sorting , it is one of those cellophane albums with sticky pages - you know the sort , after a while it stops sticking- the photographs slide out and get shoved back in any old order ! None of the photographs have dates on them or some of the older ones- names ! We took the album through to Andrew`s house and sat looking through it one evening with him- I had him writing the names down on the back of some of the pictures-we had a giggle at some of them.....


Wonder who this glamour puss could be ? Any ideas ?
Or the two scallywags on the right below ? [ some people never change -do they ? ] I can feel a competition coming on ! Can anyone name the little chap "Going Gently " on the left hmm ?












Andrew [ above ] pole vaulting with my mother`s washing line prop [doubt she would have been happy about that ] and below after a successful fishing trip
Hope you have enjoyed the photo`s !! Sorry but blogger is playing tricks with me and changing the photographs around a bit !!
Oh and by the way -congratulations to Chris and Rebecca on the birth of their daughter ......Evie Grace who weighed in at seven and a half pounds -ten days overdue but well worth the wait -she is gorgeous !

17 comments:

Gill - That British Woman said...

love the new baby's name, so pretty. It is fun to look through old photos,

Gill in Canada

Tom Stephenson said...

I see that John still has the same dress sense.

Janet said...

Tom -he has always had a "thing " for canvas pumps ! weird ?

Terry said...

Congratulations on the new baby in the family! That's so fun. Love the pics - I have a similar one of my parent's wedding. Dad was in his WWII uniform! The photos of Andrew are sweet, and John hasn't changed a bit. Who is that gorgeous gal???

Denise said...

So nice to see all your family photos Janet, all priceless treasures. Thanks for the sweet comments on my father-in-law's recent hospital stay. He's back home now and doing well.

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

Isn't it fun looking at old pictures? If you want to get the family together and have some good laughs and talk about wonderful memories, just take out an album from long ago.

Yes, I know what you mean Janet. I have albums where the pictures are all falling out and we just stick them back in wherever. I keep telling myself to find the time to put them all back correctly. However, that time never comes around.

Arleen

Diane said...

John's not changed a bit! Look at your stunning figure!!! The old photos are loveley - and did you have a Morris Traveller? I would love one! x

Janet said...

Alas-the girl with the stunning figure was my sister Ann !
And YES Diane I always wanted a traveller or shooting brake as my father called them ! I hadn`t been born yet when that picture was taken x

John Gray said...

"john's not changed a bit!"

cheeky cow!

Janet said...

I`ll come round and play with your hair on your head if you`re not careful lol xx

Molly said...

Love the photos. Could the glamour puss be called Janet, I wonder.

Janet said...

oh Molly - I wish ! X

Jim said...

We are absolutely sure that that 'glamour puss' is none other than John! lol He thought everyone was out that day!

These were great Photos to see Janet. Don't you just love going back in time occasionally.

Congrats on the new niece!

acuriouscure said...

What fantastic photos...I love the old ones. Your great gran looked stunning! Although didn't those 22 inch waists come with a corset? (That's what I tell myself anyway...explains mine.)
Welcome to little Evie Grace and congratulations to her happy parents!
Dia

ann said...

Jan, I am enjoying my new found fame as a Pin Up. I am available to open supermarkets, launch ships and appear on Strictly come dancing.

Love Ann xx

Janet said...

I`am happy to be your agent Ann !
I can`t get over how much Ellie takes after you - I had never noticed before , it was a nice evening we had at Andrew`s wasn`t it ,looking through all those photographs ! xx

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Congrats on the new addition to the family! I love old family photo's...and look at John...he hasn't changed much has he ;) Is that you soaking up the sun? Andrew looks like he was having fun clowning around for the camera. I bet it brought back lots of happy memories for you.