The theme this week is (as usual) open to interpretation, so keeping with Great Granny’s album, I’ve chosen a rather tattered and creased (well-loved) old picture of my Granny and her sister as girls – it’s the earliest one I have of Granny, and I reckon Mary is about 10 (born 1909) and Chrissie about 7 or 8 (born 1912). Written on the back is “Mary and Chrissie in years long gone bye” in Great Granny’s handwriting
Chrissie looks very shy, or is maybe laughing and has been caught looking downwards. As with many of this type of photo, they are posed in front of a flower bed which must have taken a lot of work and been a source of great pride Both girls are wearing what looks like velvet jackets, so it must have been rather cool – a typical Scottish autumn?
Mary (Granny) holds a steady gaze at the camera – perhaps a sign of her developing personality, which previous Great Granny’s Album pics have shown to be fun-loving and down to earth. She died when I was only 3, so I never knew her as an adult, but it’s lovely to have so many pictures of her and be able to build up an idea of her life, albeit from brief snapshots in time. Great auntie Chrissie survived well into her eighties, and I remember her well – she was the spitting image of Granny. They both had red hair, which is unfortunately lost in the black and white photos – I wonder if they had tempers to match? :-D
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