Tuesday, June 5, 2012


Well by chance, and I guess it was chance because there wasn’t much to go on no one guessed my Mum.
Mum, her name is Joan, is the little girl in the circle. 
I know it means absolutely nothing to most, but I have also added the names of the other children.
I met most of them when I was younger (on visits to the UK). Charlie died in the war, but I knew all the others except Graham, John and Betty.
Perhaps because they are the youngest those who are still alive are: Fred, Glenn, my mum Joan, and Joyce.

I thought when I posted yesterday that Eric was still alive but Mum corrected me.
They were a close family, and most of them spent a lot of time on my Grandparents’ farm where this piccie was taken.
Mum was particularly close to Charlie.

Joyce and Eric (their mothers were sisters and their fathers were brothers, so I guess they were double cousins if there is such a thing) lived on the same farm in one of the worker’s cottages. Ted also spent a lot of his teenage years living and working on the farm.

Of all the cousins (other than mum) I know Glenn the best. My Grandfather was the twin of Glen and Fred’s mother. I have seen Glenn every time I have been to the UK, at 80 he is still hale and hearty and lives in a cottage on part of what was his grandparent’s farm in a little village not far from Stratford on Avon. I still talk to him on the phone several times a year.


Old Kitty said...

Awww that's your mum Joan! She's so cute! Oh this pic is truly amazing - it's a treasure! Thanks for sharing! Take care

Yvonne Osborne said...

I reckon he's hale and hearty because he lives in a little cottage on a farm not far from Stratford on Avon! And mum is a doll.

Anne Gallagher said...

I'm always missing something good over here. Love the picture. Love the fact you still know all your relatives and talk to them.

mshatch said...

your mum is/was adorable :)

I love old piccies like this and am lucky to have a few myself.

Deniz Bevan said...

Oh, how fun! I love looking at old photos. Off to view the others!

Al said...

Hi Jennifer,
I'm with you on my Mum and the piccie! Thank you.

Hi Yvonne,
you are probably right there! He still drinks from the well that my great-grand parents used to use!

Hi Anne,
At least you can catch up later!
It is nice to keep in touch.

Hi Marcy,
She was and is!
You are lucky to have them!

Hi Deniz,
Me too!

Dawn Simon said...

I agree: this photo is a treasure. I have relatives in a far off place that I've written to or seen photos of, but I've never met in person. I hope to before too long.

Your mom is adorable!