What a lovely tribute. I didn’t open this while I was away as I knew I wouldn’t have time to focus. It’s sobering for me to realise I’m much nearer to your dad’s age than to yours. So much still to do!
You are probably the same age as MrB, so plenty of time to do lots still . . . .and Mum certainly isn’t stopping anytime soon!!
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A wonderful gallery, Becky. I love that smile. I’m glad you’ve survived the Virtual Heritage, and hope you’re now chilling before the kinda rush you’ll have in October 🙂
I wish i was chillin, but now trying to get the evaluation done, recruit trustees and get my head around squares!!! I am sure my life was less busy when I worked 😀
Happy Dad’s birthday! He had a beautiful smile.
Oh you’ve made our day saying that. Everyone who knew him remembers him for his smile 😃
Lovely pictures, and a great tribute to your dad. I don’t know which child he is in the class photo, but I have been poring over it with fascination. With a few exceptions, they don’t look very delighted to be having their pictures taken! My favourite is the little girl second from the right in the front row. She looks really happy! It also struck me how little these photos changed for decades. My class photo in the early 60s doesn’t look that much different. Same big bows and v-neck sweaters. A few years later children were much more “trendy”. (Amazingly, when we posted my school photo on Mum’s blog a boy in it got in touch! He’d been searching for the school name and found it. He claimed to remember me.)
You’re right Anabel, my class photos are very similar if not the same. Weren’t people in that era told not to smile for photographs? What’s different to class photos from then and now, no overweight children. A while ago, I noticed it when viewing nieces class photos there were more children with weight issues. Lovely tribute, Becky.
Oh my the weight thing that’s so true, and also so worrying.
Dad started at primary school at beginning of WW2, so guessing this was taken towards the end? Apparently he wasn’t the most well behaved of students, not that you can tell that from this!
Maybe, Suzanne, but they aren’t just not smiling, they look very reluctant! I remember we had one overweight boy in our class and I suspect his life wasn’t very happy.
Scary photographer or teacher I’d say!
Mum and I have also been poring over the photo thinking the same about the lack of smiles! They must have been told to concentrate or something. Dad isn’t smiling which was so rare! He’s far left, third row.
How amazing someone got in touch. I would love to post this somewhere but I don’t know the name of his primary school. I guess I could try and work out as I know where they lived.
I can just about make out a resemblance, but he looks very serious!
I know. So serious. Just so unlike him. Makes me really wonder about the photographer!
This is a nice tribute. Happy Birthday to your father. Think of the fun times with him. 😀
Thank you Cee, Mum and I had a lovely day yesterday remembering
Lovely tribute Becky. My Dad is still hanging in there. He’ll be 94 in a couple of weeks.
Oh wow! How fabulous. Hope you are able to spend the day with him. Happy 94th xx
He lives with us so the odds are in his favour.
Special memories! ❤
Good memories for you and sad ones here. This is they day my Dad passed last year. But…life goes on .
Oh sending lots and lots of love. Thinking of you, the first anniversary is so hard. Hope you were able to remember some of the good times xxxx
Oh there were a lot of good time but a lot of very bad times in the end.
Oh I’m so sorry to hear this. Sending lots more hugs and love xx
Such lovely moments captured! Photographs definitely take us back in time…
Thank you 😊 and they certainly do
Fantastic tribute, Becky 💕
Thank you so much 🙂
Such a smiley face! 🙂 🙂 Will you be seeing Mum this week? Hugs to you both. You can wind down now? (till October 🙂 )
I’m just about to jump in car to go and see her 😀 staying the night too
Good lass! Take hugs 🤗🤗
Lovely Becky 🙂
Thanks Brian 😊 btw sorry not been visiting these past few weeks, festival took over! Hope to pop by tomorrow and over weekend xx
That’s fine Becky I know how busy you have been. I hope you aren’t too worn out. Yes a pop by over the weekend would be lovely. Missed you xx
I’ve missed you too!
wonderful tribute post
Thank you xx
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