|John McNeill with his mother(?), c1900|
Saturday, 13 September 2014
Birth of a blog
Well that was pretty painless for a birth. I thought you might like to see one of the oldest photos in our family. This was taken around 1900 and shows my grandfather as a fine upstanding young man and a lady who we presume to be his mother (Note: she's the one sitting down with a face like a fur hatchet, as they say round these parts). Locals will know where this was taken - its now a World Heritage Site (and costs a small fortune to visit). Bet they didn't think that folk from all over would be looking at them over a hundred years later? Good job they were wearing their Sunday best. Nicely toned, too - although that might be more to do with age than by design. Still, hasn't it lasted well?