By way of a short post-script to yesterday’s post, I can offer a little more detail about what my mum was wearing in the second photograph.
During today’s birthday tea, in honour of our dear son-in-law, we talked a little about my latest ‘Sepia Saturday’ contribution.
Mum, probably thinking a little more colour wouldn’t go amiss, furnished me with the following facts.
The photograph was taken while she was still in her teens – she wasn’t quite twenty when I arrived. The blouse was designed in a green candy stripe and she was wearing an oatmeal coloured jacket.
It was fascinating to learn that the decorative pin on her jacket was hand-made by my great uncle Harold, my grandmother’s young half-brother.
Even better, mum still has the broach. I’d heard that Harold was gifted in the creativity department but, until today, I’d never seen any of his work. What a bonus. I felt as though it was my birthday too!
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