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?

John McNeill with his mother(?), c1900

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