For once, not of the fabric variety! Though just to keep the fabric-o-philes happy, I will include a couple of gratuitous shots of some I have in my stash...
|All from 'Sal's Snippets|
Mr U-t-B and I, freed of our Saturday duties as taxi-driver for dancing lessons, shopping and sleepovers, (actually, our daughter is not really that demanding!) headed south yesterday, to my parents' house. There was a tree stump that needed hacking out of the ground, and Mr U-t-B had offered his services as tree surgeon.
We were treated to an excellent lunch, then, whilst the men toiled in the garden, my Mum and I looked through all kinds of bits and pieces that she had been sorting through recently.
There were some photos from the late 1800 and early 1900s, from my Dad's family but mostly it was paperwork that my dear Granny (on my Mum's side) had brought with her from Argentina when she came to live with my parents in her eighties. Some of it related to my Grandfather's war service in India, some to my great-grandfather's emigration to Argentina and some of it to the design and building of petrol stations in Argentina
(somewhat surprised Granny kept those...)
So this morning I have been scanning the more relevant and interesting bits into the computer for safe-keeping.
First, a photo of my great-grandmother...
...and my Grandad and his brothers.
A family group which includes my Grandad. I'm looking forward to going through the family tree in an attempt at identifying everyone.
Then the identity card for my other Grandad, from when he emigrated from Ireland to Argentina.
From further back, there's the reference another great-grandfather took with him from Oxford when he emigrated.
There's a newspaper photo of my Mum. She tells me the dress was Liberty lawn.
And the letter my granny wrote on hearing that the war was over...
I love these little glimpses into the lives of my forebears!
Meanwhile, more generosity! Can you spot what has been added to the desk?
Spot the difference
Well apart from the books I mentioned yesterday and a couple of items of felty frivolity, I'm sure you noticed the lovely 'Veritas' oli lamp - my Mum's thank you to Mr U-t-B for his chain-saw wielding! Lovely!
Miss U-t-B is now safely arrived in Austria and has had a good day on the not-too-snowy-but-rather-icy-in-fact slopes. Thank heavens for mobile phones!
I'm 'sloping off' myself, for a few days skiing with my very own husband. May or may not be able to look at and post blogs from there, so this may be my last post till next weekend!