Friday, August 23, 2013

Sepia Saturday 191 : Defaulting To The Uncomplicated


Things are a bit hectic this weekend as we are celebrating our 40th Wedding Anniversary. So this will be a short Sepia Saturday post. Marilyn was looking after the prompt for Sepia Saturday 191 and her first suggested match for the theme photograph was "man with two wives".  On such a weekend as this I would never dare to go with such a theme and therefore I have defaulted to an uncomplicated "group of three". But looking again at that photograph - which features the celebrated Auntie Miriam and was taken in St Annes in 1941 - it certainly features a penetrating gaze. And who is the other woman? Could Uncle Frank have had two wives? All I can say, after forty years of marriage, is ... silly man.

Please call in at the Sepia Saturday Blog to view the other interpretations of the photographic prompt for Sepia Saturday 191.


36 comments:

  1. Fun to speculate, but I think not! We are both taking the easy route this week.

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    1. I wished you "Happy Anniversary" on Facebook (the new car shot), but in case you missed it, congratulations once more!

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  2. Congratulations on your wedding anniversary
    The picture reminded me of Skegness Pier when it was still standing and the little seating areas that looked like the one in your photo
    Jackie
    Scrapbangwallop

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  3. haha..cute! And Happy Anniversary! What a lovely milestone....blessings to both of you!

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  4. Happy anniversary!

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  5. Congratulations on your "Ruby". (I just went to wikipedia to check what goes with which year!).

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  6. Love your fun post from St. Annes. Good to see my home area (The Fylde) featuring again. Enjoy your weekend.

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  7. I'm liking Aunt Miriam more and more. Happy anniversary to you and your wife.

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  8. If that is Uncle Frank, it looks like he is able to relax and read the paper while his two wives entertain each other. Of course your Auntie Miriam would never allow such a situation!

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  9. Forty years?
    Well done, well done!

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  10. Congratulations on forty years. Laughed at your post.

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  11. You relish putting yourself through as many hoops as possible. Nice one.

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  12. 1973 was a good year for weddings - you're the third Ruby couple I know. It would have been mine too but it didn't last any longer than "Flowers"!

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  13. Happy Anniversary to you and yours! If Uncle Frank had two women, he is making sure he doesn't favor one over the other one...LOL

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  14. Intriguing photograph - are the two people who are engrossed in reading really connected to Miriam at all, or are they just 'part of the scenery'? Or did the photographer make up the foursome?
    Congratulations on your 40th anniversary and I hope the celebrations are memorable. All being well, we will reach the same milestone in January next year. From being married at 21, I feel it's a pretty good effort :-)

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  15. In the days when trouser cuffs were thought to be a good idea :)

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  16. A wise choice with wise comments!
    Happy anniversary

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  17. I doubt if 'Auntie Miriam' would have stood for two wives! Looks like a determined lady.

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  18. Happy Anniversary!

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  19. Many congratulations - you beat us to it by two years.

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  20. Happy anniversary to you both. Two wives - Never!!

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  21. He appears interested only in the newspaper.

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  22. I think the second woman is Auntie Miriam's friend.

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  23. As I was going to St. Ives,
    I met a man with seven wives,
    Each wife had seven sacks,
    Each sack had seven cats,
    Each cat had seven kits:
    Kits, cats, sacks, and wives,
    How many anniversaries is that?

    My best wishes to you and your one wife, Alan.

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  24. Uncomplicated is good! Happy 40th to you and your wife.

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  25. I think Jo has got it right. There is a fourth person, the one taking the photograph. Two couples ! QED. Congrats on the 40th. Well done !

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  26. With that smile on her face, I think not too. Congratulations, Alan and I trust you'll have a very enjoyable weekend.

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  27. I would second that thought, yes indeed, silly man, he would be! Happy Anniversary to you both.

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  28. Happy Anniversary!! I hope you have a romantic weekend...two wives is probably not a good idea:)

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  29. Happy Anniversary. We celebrated our 40th on Aug 18. With a wife and 2 daughters, my husband wouldn't want another wife around. He always tells people the only male companionship he had was the hamster that lived a little over a year.

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  30. Happy Anniversary! I watch the Sister Wives show in t.v. about plural marriage, but I could never live that livestyle.

    There is a lot going on in that picture, and Aunt Miriam looks very happy. Great shot.

    Kathy M.

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  31. Congratulations Alan! May you have many more.

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  32. Were the gentleman and the lady both looking at maps? That might explain the smile on your Auntie who didn't need a map. She knew where she was going.

    Congrats on your anniversary!

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  33. Uncle Frank doesn't look interested in either of them. Congratulations on your 40th anniversary.

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  34. Happy 40th!!
    It would have been bad timing to broach the subject of...
    a second wife tucked away somewhere.
    :D~
    HUGZ

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