I picked a random photo from Great Granny’s album for this Saturday. It is dated around 1928, and again, we have Granny messing about with her pals, the Hardie boys.
Granny graduated from the “Edinburgh School of Cookery and Domestic Economy” (also known as “Atholl Crescent”) with a Housewife’s Diploma in May 1925 and went to live with the Hardie family as a companion to her aunt. Consequently she became very close to her cousins, Frank, Ian and Leslie.
It seems that Granny was game for climbing trees, in a skirt and a good coat and wearing white stockings. Those Hardies were a Very Bad Influence on an 18 year old girl! What would her no doubt “tweedy” posh Edinburgh lady teachers have thought of such an outrage?
Perhaps she might have got better marks for House Book-keeping if she hadn’t spent so much time larking around in such an inappropriate manner, unbecoming of a Young Lady, but then I wouldn’t have a lovely album documenting her fun times at New Farm with her cousins. I know which option I’d have gone for! Give me a Second Class Housewife’s Diploma and a lot of fun with my cousins any day :-)
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