Mischief personified – Sepia Saturday 65

I usually enjoy looking at Alan’s Sepia Saturday pictures and taking my lead from his photo, but I’m going my own way this week.  I can’t resist this pic of my Dad as a wee lad in his kilt, attending a family wedding in around 1942.  He looks like he’s behaving well, but Under Pressure.  Auntie, however, appears to have different ideas.  She’s still a bit naughty nowadays.

Grandad seems happy to be Brylcreemed in the extreme, and Granny is obviously very fond of her dead fox.  Auntie’s got her spotless white socks on but check out Dad’s knobbly boy-knees :-)

Oh, happy days….  Check out other similar posts and why not join in?  It’s fun and easy – Alan says:

SEPIA SATURDAY is a weekly meme which encourages bloggers to publish and share old images and photographs. All that is required is for contributors to post an old image (it doesn’t have to be in sepia) and provide a few words in explanation. If you could provide a link back to the Sepia Saturday Blog and visit as many of the other contributors as you can, it would also be appreciated. There is no weekly theme, as such, but some people like to use the archive image published with the weekly call as a kind of theme. There is no requirement to adopt such an approach : the choice of image is entirely up to you. Once you have published your Sepia Saturday post, add a link to that post to the Linky List published each week and leave a comment to let everyone know you are joining in.

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20 Responses to Mischief personified – Sepia Saturday 65

  1. Mark says:

    Love images like that I think they say so much about the times.

  2. nancy javier says:

    I love the photo of your dad with his kilt. Precious. I wonder why your grandma had two furs. The coat and the fox stole. She must have been really proud of both.
    Nancy

  3. Grandma must have torn between which to wear the coat looks like a mink coat or the stole..personally I would have picked the stole. You Dad does have very cute knobby knees..what a wonderful photo:)

  4. Carol says:

    Love the expressions, priceless!

  5. Christine says:

    Oh, what a precious photo of a fine looking family. Your father is awkward and adorable. Your auntie looks a bit like the young Queen Elizabeth, but lovelier.

  6. Marilyn says:

    Oh this is a gorgeous photo! Your Dad doesn’t look very impressed …either he wasn’t so keen on the kilt or he just didn’t enjoy having his photo taken. I love the sound of your aunt, she sounds such great fun!

  7. QMM says:

    This is perfect for SS. I love the family stores. I see you are a professional genealogist. I have worked for years on mine, but I am no pro. It can be addicting. Great post. Your dad’s picture is priceless.
    QMM

  8. Susan says:

    I loved this photo, Jo, and thank you also for telling us about the Sepia Saturday site which I find of great interest. Susan.

  9. postcardy says:

    The girl seems to resemble the father, while the boy resembles the mother.

  10. Funny, but your father knobby knees were the first details I noticed! LOL Wonder what Auntie and Granny are looking at off to the side? Grandad is the only one looking straight at the camera and he looks very spiffy to me. Great photo!

  11. Howard says:

    This certainly brings a smile to the face! Where is your dad’s sporran?

  12. Jo says:

    Thanks for the comments, folks :-) It’s nice to know someone’s reading! Two furs does seem a bit pretentious, and looking at Auntie, she does look a bit like a young Elizabeth. Maybe it’s the coat that does it. Genealogy is definitely addictive, QMM, as you have found out! Join in with a SS Susan – it’s fun. Howard, I wondered the same thing – where’s his sporran? Maybe they just replaced his trousers with a kilt, and I suppose buying a sporran during wartime might have been too expensive. Thanks for all the input, I really appreciate it :-) Jo

  13. Such a great post, I love your photo and all the details! The look on your aunt’s face is priceless and those knees on your father, great stuff.

  14. Tattered and Lost says:

    Love the kilt!

    Just this week I was loaned a box of family photos, many of them taken of the relatives that stayed in Scotland instead of moving to California. Among the photos were several of relatives in kilts which really made me smile. And then I found a newspaper clipping showing a group of men in 1875 gathered at what was known as the Cross. One of the men in the shot is my great great grandfather standing in nearly the same spot I stood one hundred years later to take a photo of the infamous Cross my father had grown up hearing about. It was such a disappointment when finally in Scotland to find out if was just an intersection and not some sort of statue. But oh my the shivers I got the other night when I for the first time saw a photo of my relative knowing I’d walked in his footsteps 100 years before.

  15. Alan Burnett says:

    It’s a great photograph : the kind of photograph which not only tells us so much about the people, but also about the times as well. An image you can “read” and keep seeing new things.

  16. Lisa Ellam says:

    I’ve awarded you the One Lovely Blog Award! Please visit my blog at http://thefacesofmyfamily.blogspot.com/ to pick up your award!

    • Jo says:

      Thanks Lisa – it’s lovely to know someone’s reading :-) It will take me a few days to make a list and do a posting, but I appreciate it! Jo

  17. Tracie says:

    Wonderful Photo Jo~ Love your granny’s hat

  18. jinksy says:

    Lovely family photo – especially the kilt and the knobbly knees! Than you so much for your poetic offering just now. I’d have emailed you direct, if you’d enabled your address, so it showed as soon as my inbox notified me of your comment!

  19. jinksy says:

    Now I have a plethora of emails from you – none of which I can answer direct! Sorry!

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