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Old photo

Old photo

For the first time in a couple of years, since I joined Pbase in fact, I didn't take any photographs yesterday.
It was a combination of things: we have new print deadlines so we now work until
7 o'clock on Monday evenings but on the plus side we finish at 2pm on Tuesday
afternoons; it rained when I got home from work, and I have tons of photographs
to process and upload.
So I decided I'd scan this old photograph and clean it up a bit instead. It's a picture
of my mother when, I guess, she was aged three or four, with her cousin, who was
visiting from Liverpool. He was a talented artist and did illustrations for newspapers.
He was killed when the boat he was travelling sank during the Second
World War. My mum passed away at the relatively young age of 63, just as I was
finishing college.

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Linda01-Sep-2010 05:22
An interesting story and an interesting photo. ~V
routerer07-Jun-2010 12:43
I think we can all learn something from every foto, no matter their age.
A superb job all round on this one.
pkocinski01-Jun-2010 19:54
Lovely image :-)
Frank Brault01-Jun-2010 18:49
A lovely photo and poignant memories.
Colin Storey01-Jun-2010 18:43
fantastic old photo and a wonderful story to go with it, great memory to keep and definately worth the scanning and cleaning up. v
LynnH01-Jun-2010 17:33
I see you favor your mother's pretty face and curly locks! I love old photos like this. Glad you posted it!
Keith O'Brien01-Jun-2010 17:18
Charming photo and touching story. V
Sam Stevenson01-Jun-2010 16:06
Very nice. Having these old family photos gives a real connection to the past.
Betty Vlasiu01-Jun-2010 15:54
Wonderful portrait. V
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