Sepia Saturday 139. I’m 2 today! Ice cream & jelly!

I can’t believe that it has been two years since I tentatively wrote my first blog post on Images Past.  I dipped my toe into the blogging world just for fun, and I’m really enjoying it.  I didn’t imagine that anyone would actually read it, but some very supportive followers gradually appeared and made comments.  Have a look at me in 1966 when I was two, back in the days when you could let small children play with golf clubs and no one called Social Services.

Future golf champion.  NOT.

My first post was a rather reserved one about my Dad’s love of vintage tractors and I showed some old postcards which he bought at tractor rallies in Canada and the US.  The postcards will probably only be of interest to someone with similar enthusiasm for old agricultural equipment but Dad’s tractor collection almost caused a divorce.

Since my blogging confidence has grown, due to the support of my lovely followers (hello to both of you), I’m now quite happy to rattle on about all sorts of things.  I’ve had great fun getting to know my Granny through Great Granny’s Album.  Granny died when I was only 3, and although I remember her, I never “knew” her.  It seems like she was quite a character, judging by some of her antics.  I think my favourite post is probably about a photo of Granny up a tree with her cousins.  It’s obviously hereditary as here’s a rather poor photo of me up a tree.  Strangely enough I was wearing pink slippers.

This tree-climbing lark must be hereditary

Exploring the photo album has prompted me to do some interesting research , and I found out that in the 1920’s there was a factory that built “cars made in Scotland by ladies for ladies“.  I had no idea!  The little purple sports car at the end of the post has now moved on to a new owner 😦 but it was fun while it lasted 😀  You guessed it – this is me with That Car….

Cocky little bugger

Looking at the blog stats, the most popular post was where I compared two identical old sewing boxes and their contents.  One belonged to my great aunt, and the other belonged to Elsie, who was my non-tree-climbing Granny.  Elsie’s sewing box was trashed in comparison – she wasn’t precious about her stuff and had a very Gung Ho attitude compared to her more dignified sister.  My “Sentimental Sunday” story about visiting the grave of Greyfriars Bobby seems to attract a good few visits too.  Bring a hanky.  Just to be contrary here’s a pic of me with a cat.

Me with Harvey Wallbanger

Judging by the old sheepskin jacket, this was taken in the mid 1980’s.  Good grief, the shadow behind my head makes me look like I’ve got a beehive!

I’ve found that having an intriguing title for a blog post makes it more popular but in retrospect, including the words “busty blonde granny of 6” probably led to a lot of disappointment for Googlers.  Joining in with memes, such as Sepia Saturday is a great way to find inspiration and the contributors are a very supportive bunch 🙂

Making “virtual” connections with people from all corners of the globe is exciting, and has also enhanced my social media experience through Facebook and Twitter.   Heartfelt thanks to everyone who reads my blog, to those who leave me comments, to my new Facebook friends and Twitter tweeps – it’s great to know that you’re out there 🙂

Now off you go to Sepia Saturday to see what some of my blogger chums are up to!


About Jo Graham

Scottish genealogist - this blog is for my own family history and photos
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41 Responses to Sepia Saturday 139. I’m 2 today! Ice cream & jelly!

  1. Happy 2nd Blogiversary! And may there be many more!

  2. Little Nell says:

    Happy Blogiversary; I am still holding onto furniture whereas you are toddling along nicely!

  3. Wendy says:

    Happy Blogiversary to you. Since I know you only through Sepia Saturday, it was fun to look back at your earlier and popular posts.

  4. Happy Blogiversary. Enjoy your posts.

  5. Barb says:

    Jo, I think there are more than two of us who follow you. I’ve always enjoyed your posts, but I would have thought you were older than two. Keep up the good work, and I must say, it’s very nice having a Scottish friend, even though she sold her purple car. Enjoy your day.

  6. Celia Lewis says:

    Congratulations, Jo – it’s a pleasure reading your blog… And since I’ve started blogging this year, it’s so encouraging to know that people actually care about what you write! Now that you can toddle around and are toilet-trained, you can do absolutely anything!! Go for it.

  7. kristin says:

    And such a cute 2 year old you were. Happy blogaversary to you! Now I’m going back and read the posts I missed.

    • Jo says:

      Thank you, Kristin – no one took any photos of my tantrums, thankfully 😉 Hope you find the older posts interesting/funny/a bit crackers…

  8. Jana Last says:

    Happy Blogiversary!!

  9. Joan says:

    Happy Blogiversary — ice cream, jelly and all.

    P.S. I too liked your post on the two sewing baskets.

  10. Congrats on 2 years! I’m reading you for the first time, a cheerful blog. I love the purple car. I clicked on “granny up a tree” and was delighted. Heartening to hear that you like blogging without counting followers . . . I think that’s the way to do it. (Now am inspired to resume my own blog, only a few months old.) Thanks for an upbeat and winsome post!

    • Jo says:

      Thank you for your kind words – explore the tag “Great Granny’s Album” – Granny got up to all sorts of antics. I hope you resume blogging and look forward to following you. Jo

  11. Titania says:

    Jo, happy anniversary! It is usually a tentative beginning but with time one gets much more confident. When I started blogger was never as sophisticated as it is today. sometimes it took many hours to make a post, also with uploading photos, everything was very frustrating, most of the time! I enjoyed the story about you. That purple sports car must have been your pride and joy. Now, I want to go and have a look at your links check out those swing boxes.

    • Jo says:

      Thanks, Titania – I mourn the loss of the Purple People Eater, but it was time to move on. It was costing a lot to maintain and I really needed a 4 wheel drive for the winters here. Got a Suzuki Grand Vitara now 🙂

  12. Happy Blogiversary To You!!! (If I could type musical notes I would)
    Congratulations Jo on two great years!
    Cheers to you.

  13. dakotaboo says:

    Happy 2nd blog anniversary. An entertaining post, as always.

  14. Nancy says:

    Congrats on turning two, Jo. I enjoy reading your blog posts even though I don’t always click through to your blog and leave comments. I wish you many more years of wonderful blogging!

    • Jo says:

      Cheers, Nancy. I wonder if I can fit a maple into my garden? Hang on, this is Scotland, we already know it’s going to rain 🙂

  15. ScotSue says:

    A very entertaining post, Jo, and congratulations on reaching your 2nd blog anniversary. I can echo what you say on the enjoyment of such a great hobby. I look forward to reading many more posts.

    • Jo says:

      Thanks for taking the time to comment, Susan, and I’m pleased to hear that you’re enjoying blogging too. Your spaniel photos were very cute 🙂

  16. postcardy says:

    Happy anniversary. I enjoyed the variety of pictures and stories (I looked at some of the old posts too).

  17. Happy blogiversary Jo, and many happy returns! Looking at your car and cat pictures, you seem to dress for the occasion (as far as the colors you are wearing are concerned). Glad you joined Sepia Saturday!

  18. Bob Scotney says:

    You don’t look bad for a 2 year old. Congratulations Jo.

  19. Alan Burnett says:

    Congratulations. I have enjoyed reading your posts over the last couple of years. Keep on posting, keep on Sepia Saturdaying.

  20. Stumbled on your blog by participating in Sepia Saturday. I’m adding you to my Follow Friday post. Happy Blogiversary! (kathy at

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