02 Dec 2006 • 1,389 views
My thanks to everyone who commented on yesterday's portrait.
Today we continue on a meander through my gene pool. Its day 2 of 3
in black and white over on the left is ......
my mum as a child, with her mum,
date unrecorded, (late 1930s, early 1940s?), north London
on the back of the photo it mentions, that since the picture was taken, the cat my mum is holding was killed by a passing car.
Plus my nan apologises for the fact that she is wearing her slippers.
My nan married 3 times during her life and had 4 children (my mum being the youngest). She had a boy and a girl with her first husband. Her first husband died when the 2 children were fairly young. My nan later got pregnant on 2 more occasions, as a consequence of a love affair with a married man. First she had another boy and later, when my nan was herself married for a 2nd time, she met her lover again one day and the consequence of that was my mum in 1933. Sadly therefore we have no photos or detailed info about my mum's real father's side. But I think I'm right in remembering my nan referring to him as the only real love of her life. Her 3 husbands were more of a practicality for her as a woman (with children) growing up through the 20th century. Though I think her first husband adored her, but my nan said she mainly agreed to his marriage proposal because he was especially kind to her mum.
in black and white on the right is ......
my great gran
the mother of the mother of my mother
with my nan as a child
undated, but I'd assume it was around 1908.
and in the centre is ......
a picture of my nan as a baby
(1898 I think) and a colour picture from 1977 of me aged 17 with my nan.
My nan died in 1986.
plus here are 3 photo webcomic strips featuring my nan over on flickr...
and my nan made this costume for me
for a primary school play in the 1960s