Alan who hosts Sepia Saturday, and the various contributors, are celebrating the 100th Sepia Saturday post today – Hurray! We’re all looking forward to the next 100 too :-)
Trying to keep with the theme of “100″, I rummaged in my family tree to see how many of my ancestors lived to that ripe old age. Disappointingly, only one – my 3 x Great Grandfather, John Stewart, was born in 1796 and died in 1897 in Ayrshire aged 101. He was a farmer at Overmuir Farm, and was also Tree-Climbing Granny‘s great grandfather.
My newly discovered relative in Canada had a visit from other relations on Monday so I emailed some pictures over, and they very kindly emailed me some back this week. I haven’t seen this photo of Granny’s parents before, so I’m terribly excited to have a copy.
Thanks to Janet and Douglas for sharing this (and other photos) with me. Isn’t Chris’s hat spectacular? Her skirt seems to have some kind of decoration (probably not gravy, like if it had been me) and the sleeves of her jacket are very ornate. A very smart couple indeed!
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