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Ray :) | all galleries >> PAD Previous Years >> Daily Photos up to 31 March 2005 >> What I Saw Today >> November 2004 > November 26 2004:
A Kiss and a Lock
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November 26 2004: <br> A Kiss and a Lock
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November 26 2004:
A Kiss and a Lock

My friend Barbara came over tonight and we started going through my family heirlooms. Amongst them is a pouch worn by my Grandad in the First World War when he was in France. I saw it as one of the less interesting objects, but Barbara used her feminine intuition and looked inside it. To my astonishment, she found what she expected – a lock of hair! Postcards they wrote at the time certainly testify their love for each other and I am bowled over that a lock of my Nan’s hair has survived as a reminder.

I’ve presented it together with a ‘silk’, one of thousands that were made by French women at the time for our homesick soldiers.

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On 26 November last year; ‘Somethin’ Original’

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laine22-Aug-2014 04:11
This is absolutely beautiful Ray...and how well the lovely locks of hair are still...your Grannies D&A right there is enough to give you goosebumps. The embroidery is another treasure as well
Tine Verheyden04-Dec-2004 08:55
Oh Ray, this is a wonderful treasure
It brings tears to my eyes.
Chico Wedding Photographer29-Nov-2004 21:32
This is very nice...good thing she was there or you would have missed it!
Linda Mingay29-Nov-2004 20:10
oh this is lovely Ray - how lucky to find it
Guest 29-Nov-2004 12:07
Gayle P. Clement28-Nov-2004 22:54
What wonderful momentos! You must have been so touched by the find.
Robin Reid27-Nov-2004 07:38
I am quite touched! What a nice discovery. Well photographed.
Herb Knufken27-Nov-2004 01:39
WHISTLING BADGER27-Nov-2004 01:37
Beautiful gesture Ray
jude26-Nov-2004 23:43
Thank god for Barbara.. The lighting does add a cozy feeling here.. how great your Nan's hair was inside.. beautiful and reddish...
virginiacoastline26-Nov-2004 23:38
excellent lighting on this as well . .adds to the nostalgia =]
Chris Brooker26-Nov-2004 23:16
I can imagine what a moving experience your find was.
It makes a fine image.