Saturday, August 24, 2013
Sepia Saturday theme photo suggests groups of three - menage a trois? family? or maybe bonnets, stern faces , gimlet eyes? Or whatever takes your eye.
A browse through my albums showed me that groups of 3 are the least numerous in my collection, but I was able to find a few - once more my ancestors have not let me down!
This is a mystery trio from the album. Who are they? I suspect that the older gentleman in front may be a Lutheran minister - 'the pastor' played a significant role in the lives of early German families. Maybe the other two were members of the church management?
On a different tack. I have always loved this photo. It shows one of my English aunts - Kathleen, centre - in Santiago, Spain with two friends. This would have been taken in the late 30s as my aunt died shortly after WW2. She was such a beautiful, elegant woman and she always looked so glamorous to me. I featured her chidren in last week's post.
On a more modern note. This is me - centre- very proud of myself. I was runner-up in the YWCA Athletics meeting. This was the first time I realised I was actually a good athlete. Up until that time I was always short and dumpy and never got a chance to run in any races at my school because no one thought I could run. This year was my blossoming year, because not only did I come second in these championships, but I won the Open 100yds at my school sports day and I made the first team in hockey and softball.
I was particularly pleased with myself because the girl on the right was the athletics champion at another top girls school and always thought that she was a better runner and hockey player than me - and I beat her!!
Liz Needle - linking with Sepia Saturday