The ramblings & obsessions of a fisherman's wife! ~ a potpourri of history, genealogy and books. Also some general ramblings if they take my fancy!
Friday, 8 February 2013
February Collage Photo Festival - Day 8
This photo was taken in the garden of my Aunt, she loved her garden and had one of those hanging seats and I recall loving to swing on it and lay on the cushions.
I have not seen Paul in over 30 years, but I know he still lives in the Guildford area, and is married. I wonder if he has a copy of this photo? I could look up his phone number and ring him, but a lot of years has past and I have had a name change, or perhaps Facebook. Would he even remember that lovely sunny day?
In the background you can just make out the wheels of a tricycle and I can recall Paul being able to ride a bicycle and being so jealous. That jealousy lasted a while, as the stabilisers came off my bike and I had no balance at all and would often fall off. I fell off so often I gave up and still can not ride a bike.
Some really happy memories with this photo.
Posted by Julie Goucher at 12:03 am
Labels: February Collage Photo Festival
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what a gorgeous photo, and gorgeous kids:-) Isn't it a shame how we drift apart... I've got my Day 12 post ready and it's about cousins too. Funny how things like the bike stay in our minds.ReplyDelete
What a cute little kid! You make me think I should get in touch with one of my cousins before it's been too long.ReplyDelete
Dear Julie - I have only one cousin in the world. I rang him a couple of months ago. We don't catch up very often - maybe once every 10 years or so unfortunately. We live quite a distance apart. Our last conversation was fantastic even though there was some sad news his end. I think it was our best call yet. As you get older I think it gets easier to talk...not sure why....maybe we've experienced more and can share more....maybe the edges get knocked off a bit ;) And don't forget ... boys never pick up the phone first...well not in my experience anyway!ReplyDelete
Well, in the post I said that I was contemplating contacting my cousin. Well, I did a quick search for him on Facebook and found him. I did that the day I posted this. The today (1st March) I had a message back - we have connected! Apparently Mum thinks that this photo was the last time I saw him, which means it is over 40 years and he remembered me! How wonderful is that?ReplyDelete