This is a follow up photo to my previous Sepia Saturday post about Cousin Den. I'd not thought we had more photos of Daisy and Tom, Dennis' parents (my great Aunt and Uncle), except their wedding photo which needs to be taken out of its frame before I can scan it.
And then I found this one which I like so much.
Thats my mum in the middle. And it looks so like her, her face changed little as she grew up. Which actually makes her look slightly odd to me - she is so young but the familiarity of her face makes her look also strangely adult, though I suppose thats only to me. My nan is sitting in the front left deckchair in the white top, Uncle Tom behind her and Aunty Daisy is in the dark top, my grandad behind her.
And I wonder so much about this photo.
Who took it? possibly Dennis, but he was more likely in hospital. Maybe my uncle Vic - thats more likely. I'll post about Vic some time.
And when? This must be around the late 1930's - my mum was born in 1930. So I wonder if the war had started or not. I'd guess this is a little before the war began, but can't be sure. This was taken in Daisy and Tom's garden, in southwest London near Wimbledon. It looks as though they were keen gardeners, like my grandad.
And what were they eating? I can't make it out here or from the original photograph. Possibly cherries, but they look a little large for cherries. Possibly plums or damsons...
And my nan and Auntie Daisy looking so very alike. There were 6 sisters and Daisy was the one most physically like my nan. She was also the one who lived furthest away at this stage, across the other side of London. I wonder how often they were able to see each other. One sister had died tragically young, years before this and Daisy was the next who died - also too young, in middle age.
I so often wish I could step back in time just for a few minutes, and watch and listen as a photo like this was taken... And they look so happy.
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