“Life brings tears, smiles, and memories. The tears dry, the smiles fade, but the memories last forever.” – Unknown.
My partner GC suggested we look through our boxes of family memorabilia and perhaps find an old or ancient photograph of a family member.
If I were to sit down with a box of photo albums and memorabilia, I’d be there for the whole day! Instead, I climbed up a couple steps and took a photograph of a large framed picture that hangs at the bottom of my stairs.
Before including here, I cropped the gilded frame out of my photograph and straightened my wonky photography.
The picture was a surprise birthday gift from my late husband, Graham, the picture includes our four daughters, my late parents and Graham himself.
Our girls from left to right – Victoria, Elizabeth, Sophie and Louisa.
As it was meant to be a surprise, I wasn’t invited to join them, and anyway at the time, I was heavily pregnant with our youngest, our son, Joshua.
I was delighted with my surprise picture and perhaps more so because my dad, who was twenty years older than my mum, died soon after this studio photograph was taken. Next week would have been his 118th birthday.
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