Back online again after three weeks of frustration arguing with bureauocracy and the protocols and procedures. Long story and not worth telling now.
Our Sepia Saturday theme could be about the beach, women, photography or even soft toy cats. I could find very little in my collection that might match these themes. Apparently my ancestors either never went to the beach or never had their photos taken in beach clothing - probably the latter.
However I was able to find this old sepia in the local antique shop. I have no idea who or where, but I though the ladies interesting in their very 'daring' swimming costumes. Sometime in the thirties I would guess. They obviously enjoyed posing for the photographer. The two younger women on the left look as if they could be sisters with perhaps mother on the right.
I did eventually find another beach photograph. This one is of me in the year in which I discovered "BOYS"! Not that I had never had anything to do with boys before that. Indeed in my street all the kids my age were boys and I grew up a total tomboy and this is why my mother decided to send me to an all girls school - to make a lady of me!! Some chance!! But in this year - 1953 - we went on a holiday to Kangaroo Island and I fell in love for the first time. His name was Bernie and his father owned the holiday house we stayed in.
The photo indicates that I thought I was very elegant and grown up posing like a beach belle. Ignore my little brother- I did that summer!