Saturday, June 19, 2010

sepia saturday

My great-aunt Ivy - known to almost everyone as "Queen"
1904-1992














there is a post about Auntie Queen here - she married Uncle Stan, who I've also posted about before here and here.



More Sepia Saturdays here.

Happy Weekend!

12 comments:

Akelamalu said...

Love the beach photo. It always amazes me how in those days people got 'dressed up' to go to the beach.

Martin H. said...

I've gone back to read the previous posts. Your great aunt was obviously very special to you. She sounds as though she was an interesting character.

Giulia said...

I love the name Ivy. And I also went back to read the posts. I relate very much to her. Well, that's all I can say here.

xo

Nana Jo said...

You wrote Queen Ivy's story so beautifullly. I could feel her sadness, her losses, her beauty. How lovely that you have that little baby jacket and rattle, and the embroidered tablecloths. I believe there is spirit imbued in the things we love. I'm sure your Aunt Queen would be so happy to know that you take care of her things so tenderly and write of her with such love.

Gledwood said...

I love old photos. Specially ones of relatives.

Third down on left ~ she looks like a writer of "thoughtful ladies' novels" in the 1920s...

Nancy said...

I wonder how she came to be called "Queen." At first I thought perhaps it was because of the way she treated people, but after reading about it, it seems not so. Her wedding photo in the other post is quite beautiful.

John Hayes said...

These are wonderful photos, & I was very much interested to read your post about her--it seems she had a difficult life in many ways. From her photos she appears to have been a most striking woman--I wonder if that's not the origin of "Queen."

Barbara and Nancy said...

I read the previous posts about Queen and Stan. Such an interesting story. I hope Stan didn't know about the other man.

Pat transplanted to MN said...

I had to go back and read more too; so interesting and yet lifelike certainly..

Lynne said...

Aunt Ivy is lovely and I enjoyed reading her story over once again. She lives on in your memories of her.

Shammickite said...

Stanley John Woodruff married Ivy E Jiggins, marriage registered September Quarter 1933 West Ham District (included Cann Hall).
There is a birth registered December Quarter 1936 in Romford.... Anthony J Woodruff, mother's maiden name Jiggins.
And the death of Anthony J Woodruff, age under 1, registered in Romford March Quarter 1937.
So the baby was less than a year old. How very sad.

Shammickite said...

A little bit more info:
Ivy Ellen Jiggins birth registered West Ham District June Quarter 1904.