The wonderful thing about Sepia Saturday theme images is that, with a little bit of creative licence, it is possible to link them to almost any photograph that happens to appear on the top of your "scan and sort" pile. Today it happens to be a photograph of my mother taken, I suspect, in the early 1930s. At the time, her coastal destination of choice was the North Lincolnshire resort of Cleethorpes - she met my father there at about this time although they both lived just a few miles from each other in Bradford. In this photograph she looks relaxed, happy and, I have to say, quite lovely.
And the connection to the theme image? Well clearly we have a nautical theme in both images. The theme image is entitled "Assistant Niki Vasilikis in John Gonato's Curio Shop In Tarpon Springs, Florida"; and the shop clearly has a wonderful display of shells and sea creatures of all kinds. John Gonatos was absent from the theme photograph - he was no doubt out on a field trip collecting more shells and pebbles. Now look closely at the photograph of my mother - in the background on the right walking along the sands at Cleethorpes. Yes, it is none other that Mr Gonato combing the beach in an effort to restock his curio shop. Now there's coincidence for you!