Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Mam On Shipley Glen


Today would have been the 100th birthday of my mother, Gladys. To mark the occasion here is a photograph of her taken, I would imagine, some 75 years ago. Penciled on the reverse in what looks like my childhood hand is the phrase "Mam on Shipley Glen". Happy birthday Mam.

15 comments:

  1. One thing hasn't changed; I see the shoes were chosen with fashion in mind, rather than terrain.

    A photo that speaks of the times.

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  2. What a great looking lady, her fashion sense and wavy hair, done with those special metal clasps no doubt.She has a bit of Rene Zellweger about her look, with out the pout. It's fun to see the people our parents were before we came along.

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  3. A Very Beautiful Girl. Not sure about the background though. I think she should be moved to a proper glen with trees and rippling brook in the scene somewhere.

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  5. what a gorgeous lady she was!

    happy birthday, gladys!

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  6. A smashing picture, Alan. Happy birthday Mrs Burnett!

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  7. I love the ambiguous expression on her face. Lovely woman. Nice to celebrate her birth, and the memory of her, as well.

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  8. A wonderful old photo & a wonderful way to commermorate your mother's birthday!

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  9. She is so lovely in this photo, wearing that stylish coat. It's the sweet face that gives me a sense that she was a warm and fun person. Happy Birthday to a fine lady.

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  10. She was a beautiful lady, your mother. Thanks for visiting my blog today.

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  11. such a neat photo of her! wonderful!

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  12. A very stylish young lady in this picture. I'm sure she'd be amazed to find herself on a blog.

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  13. Alan.Your Mum Looks Beautiful.A Very Modern Face.

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  14. That brings back hazy memories for me too.
    I'm sure I used to rock climb at Shipley Glen - gritstone, I reacall; short and steep, almost like boulders but arranged as an edge. Near Bradford I think... it was a long time ago.

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  15. she dressed fancy to go to such wild places. great photograph and such a lovely face.
    :)~
    HUGZ

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