Our Sepia Saturday theme image this week features a goat under the watchful eye of a chap with a funny hat. The connection with my featured image - a photograph of my brother and I on a beach under the watchful eye of Auntie Annie who seems to have some kind of turban on her head - is so obvious it needs no further explanation.
The location is, I believe, Bridlington - those buildings in the background have the look of Marine Drive on North Beach. The date will be the summer of 1950 when I was two years old. My mother will be somewhere around and my father was the one probably taking the photograph. There are sixty-seven years between that young child in the photograph and the oldish man posting it today. That is a lifetime.
That is one handsome regimental goat. Not you!ReplyDelete
Aunty Annie is a bit indistinct - maybe her hair is just blowing in the summer breeze, but you were a cute toddler, way back then.ReplyDelete
As they say, leave only footprints behind, Alan. And digitized photos too, since they don't harm the environment.ReplyDelete
The "turban" is a headscarf tied at the front, as worn by mill girls in those days. Auntie Annie's happiest days were when she worked in the mill - at the time of this photograph.ReplyDelete
a lifetime and ,also,the twinkle of a child's eye......ReplyDelete
That's a great shot of the lovely little boy with the curl in the middle of his forehead. I'm guessing the smile and joy have not left you.ReplyDelete
What a kid.ReplyDelete
Great heads of hair seem to run in your family!ReplyDelete
I sort of copied your post by sharing my 1950's photo of me. It looks like someone was keeping an eye on you for sure.ReplyDelete