Wednesday, 22 July 2009

ABC Wednesday - the letter A

I am always intrigued by the entries in ABC Wednesday so thought I'd have a go now that a new round has begun. I know I could have joined in at any time, just wanted to start at the very beginning! I am hav ing to schedule this post for publishing and won't be able to link to ABC Wednesday this time but will be back for next week's.

Photo Albums

This ancient photo was taken at Portland Bill in Dorset about 62 years ago. It is of me, Anne, with my twin Aunts, when I was 3 and they were 18. Aren't they glamorous.

They are still lovely - the next picture was taken at their 80th birthday celebrations last November. (They are the other way around in this picture)!

Next is a photo of me (again)(on the left) with my cousin. We were bridesmaids at one of the twin Aunt's wedding, about 58 years ago. We wore pink dresses, taffeta with an over layer of net and carried posies of Anemones. You can't tell from the picture but we were also wearing liberty bodices to keep us warm as it was a November wedding. We were so upset and still talk about it today!!


SquirrelQueen said...

Great photos, perfect way to start the meme.
The one of you as a bridesmaid is just the cutest ever.
Thanks for sharing these wonderful memories.

Cynthia L. H. said...

Oh, ANNE!!!!
LOVE these photos!!!! Precious, precious, precious.
Thank you for sharing!

Maggie May said...

Lovely photos. Your Aunts are brilliant and don't look 80.
The photos are brilliant and so very precious.

Jay said...

That's a great start to ABC Wednesday, Anne! I love the photos - the one of you with your aunts is so crisp still, after all these years, and the one of you with your cousin as bridesmaids is crying out to be framed. Such a wonderful, happy shot of two pretty little girls in their finery, and what makes it so special is the candid pose!

Cezar and Léia said...

Hello my dear friend Anne!
What a wonderful pictures and so great idea for this ABC Theme!
Your pictures are really fabulous, congratulations!
Greetings from Luxembourg
God bless you

Winifred said...

What beautiful photos Anne and beautiful aunts.

I love your bridesmaid photo. Oh those liberty bodices! Like you said before we do have a lot in common. Do you remember the rubber buttons near the bottom edge? I have no idea what they were for!

Linda - Gold Coast said...

Loved this post with the adoreable photo's. Precious memories for sure.

Pam said...

Loved the pictures, Black and white pictures always look so much more nostalgic and moving don't they?

Denise said...

What wonderful pictures Anne, lovely seeing you as a sweet little girl and loved the bridesmaids photo too. Your aunts were beautiful then and they are beautiful now.

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

SquirrelQueen - thank you for your kind comment.

Cynthia - I'm pleased you liked them.

Maggie - They do look good don't they.

Jay - Very pleased you liked it - I consider you the ABC Queen! I might just frame some of my old snaps.

Cezar and Leia - good to hear from you and thank you for lovely comment.

Winifred - Aunts are great characters too! Glad to hear someone else had to wear the dreaded liberty bodice! And no, I don't know what the rubber buttons were for - does anybody?

Linda - precious memories indeed - thank you.

Pam - I love looking through all our B&W photos - definitely gives something more somehow!

Denise - thank you - my aunts are still great and girls at heart!

Thank you to all who commented on my first ABC - now I have to have a go at B. A x