Another photo from my Granny’s album and, as usual, the gang of cousins and friends are messing about and having fun. But wait, Granny has her HAND ON THAT BLOKE’S KNEE! I’m shocked at such forward behaviour in the late 1920′s. I’m not surprised that her cousin is tickling her foot, or that she is resting her legs around her sister’s shoulders (although Chrissie looks none too happy), but what’s the Knee Thing all about?
After scanning this small photo and on close inspection, he looks like my Dad – Doh! It’s my Granddad, who she married several years later in 1934. I think this is the earliest photo I have of my Granddad, so this is a nice surprise for me. Granny lived at New Farm, Errol as a companion to her aunt and so her Hardie cousins were like brothers to her. Granddad farmed nearby and Auntie told me that this was how they met.
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.