What stories are evoked by your photos. What memories do they hold? Have your shared your thoughts and memories so future generations know the ‘whole’ picture?
For the onlooker the photo below is just a photo of me and my sister but for me it reminds me of so much more.
A. How my Mum, despite our 6 year age difference, would occasionally make the same clothes for me and my sister and make us wear them! I don’t remember feeling upset by this, it was just a fact of life.
B. How long they had to last (getting a tad short).
C. How clumsy I used to be. Originally I thought the bandage on my leg was a result of falling over on holiday. But digging back into my memory I now think it is when I spiked the back of my knee trying to climb over the school railings. This escapade resulted in a trip to hospital and three stitches. Surprisingly there was no blood as I walked home – still don’t understand that. I was told at the hospital it was very close to causing real problems. Clearly remember the nurse not being very nice and my Dad having to hold my leg as she stitched, as she didn’t use an anaesthetic (probably to teach me a lesson). This incident isn’t mentioned in my medical notes (yes I have viewed them – apply in writing to your GP – approx cost £10) but in retrospect it’s a very big bandage for a fall.
D. How I liked cameras and photography – who knew I would do it as a job for a while.
A. Dressing up and playing being a cowgirl.
B. Having a cap gun and thinking the smell and noise it gave off when fired was wonderful.
C. Being allowed to play outside our house after being ill. Told in no uncertain terms – do not go down the street – STAY OUTSIDE THE HOUSE. But I had a new cap gun and wanted to show my friends. Boy was I in trouble for disobeying my Mum (not for the first or last time). I suspect I was recovering from chicken pox and probably still contagious!
D. Going to the cinema on a Saturday morning with loads and loads of other kids and watching the old Wild West movies at Evington Road Cinema, Leicester.