Saturday, August 14, 2010

summer sepia 7

This Saturday's sepia photographs are all pictures of previous Lettuce holidays, which seems appropriate as I'm off on holiday soon.


This photo is one of my favourites, I think because its such a lovely picture of my mother, and her mum - my nan. And it looks properly windswept as English beaches tend to be.
I'm looking quizzical there in the background, and my brother and sister in the front.




This second photo brings back memories of the sand creations my father used to make for us to sit in - cars and boats especially. And I remember that spotty tunic I'm wearing, it was towelling and would have been scratchy with the sand.




And here we are - mid-to-late-60's - with a family we holidayed with frequently. Before the days of factor 50 sun screen for kids I guess, we all look pretty tanned.






happy sepia saturday

16 comments:

Dumdad said...

Wonderful! So English seaside.

daylily (Queenmothermamaw) said...

Wonderful photos. I envy anyone who can spend time at the beach without flying or driving forever to get there. You are right we all brown as toast when we were little, very few sun burns.
QMM

Christine H. said...

They're all wonderful photos, but the first one is really captivating.

Shammickite said...

Ahhh, summer on the beach, the wind blowing, the susn hiding behind the clouds for most of the day and then so lovely when it finally comes out! Digging in the sand, lounging in deckchairs, love it! And I adore your gran's hat.

Baino said...

Isn't it hilarious to see the adults all dressed up and sitting on the beach although that last shot . . not quite a beach now is it? Have a great holiday, where are you headed? 3 weeks and counting down to France yayaya!

Betty said...

Brought back so many memories for me, too. Deckchairs, pebbly beaches, sitting in 'sand cars.'
Wearing cardis because it was cold ...
Brilliant!

Nancy said...

These are delightful photographs. I continue to be surprised to see seaside phots with people wearing street clothes instead of swimwear. I particularly like the first photo. I think it's an interesting perspective, at child level, and captures the faces of you and your sibs as well as your mom and nana.

The beach in the last photo is so pebbly! It doesn't look very comfortable for sitting....

Tattered and Lost said...

To repeat what others have said, only louder...WONDERFUL! I love the idea of someone wearing a Sunday hat and dress going to the beach. Such a hoot!

Vicki Lane said...

The hat and beads caught my attention too -- a wonderful photo!

Leslie Ann said...

Ah... beach memories with the family -- gotta love 'em! Come to think of it, I have a photo of my grandma when she was 80 years old sitting on her bum in the sand at Bear Lake. Wonderful pictures, thanks for sharing.

Martin H. said...

Lovely post. It's brought back a lot of seaside memories for me.

L. D. Burgus said...

They are such classic photos. The scenes tell us stories of all that happen in that period of time. Thanks for sharing them.

Akelamalu said...

Wonderful holiday photos! Looking back it's amazing how mums and dads used to sit on the beach in ALL their clothes isn't it? LOL

I can't tell you how many times I came back from holiday with the skin peeling off my back - OUCH!

Pat transplanted to MN said...

Fun time photos. The first with that cap your Nan is sporting is my favorite! At least the kids are ready for the water if the grown ups are not!

Alan Burnett said...

Isn't it strange, I don't know why but this can only be the English seaside. Is it something about the quality of the light or the fineness of the sand. Whatever it is, I could taste candy floss as soon as I saw the pictures.

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