Sunday 20 October 2013

Memories found today

Memories found today.

When I was tidying up.

Nothing out the ordinary you might think.

Its only an old Inspector Morse video I can't bring myself to throw it out. My mum gave it to my Nan and my Nan wasn't one for clutter.

Underneath it was some childhood photos of my Nan from when she was small in 1932. A young life full of such promise and glee.

One as a school girl (not sure when but commonly people left at 14)

One of when her parents got married looking very much like Downtown Abbey.

 and one of her mother my great Grandmother in 1918.

So you see its memories triggered.

And to top it all I found a copy of my granddads death certificate.

I'm not religious.

I can't say what I am .

I respect religion.

And religions respects me.

Simple touches like that are softly  spoken words of veiled comfort in the pockets of time.

For without the past we wouldn't be what we are in the future.


  1. Oh wow! So many precious memories right there what a lovely thing to stumble across :-)

  2. What a precious thing to find. I would love to see some photos of my Grandparents when they were young- I will have to hunt some out next time we visit. Lovely post. X

  3. such a lovely find! Keep onto those & make sure they get passed down, I worry with having such a small immediate family tree things like that won't get passed down to my girls! xx

  4. Some lovely things to hold onto. I like the school girl picture with those big collars.

  5. Wow what an amazing post Claire. I absolutely love What's The Story? posts that go way back. Always wonderful to see really old photos - what a find. Keep it all! Just brilliant. Thank you so much for sharing with #whatsthestory

  6. It's wonderful finding and treasuring old family photos.

  7. What a wonderful thing to find, to trigger such memories xx #WhatstheStory


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