I have a whole host of other newish blogs I need to plug here, but rather than do them in a group, I’ll do them one at a time. There’s a fine cycling blog sprung up in Lichfield and a great wildlife one I’d like to introduce, too.
This one, however, is a bit different. This is the blog of Rebecca, who spends a great deal of time with her mother adding names and background to family photos. This is a uniquely intimate and beautiful blog – not huge wordy posts, just great images with short explanatory passages, or longer tales as they crop up.
This is a wonderfully warm, human blog written in a beautiful way – and it’s local. Please pop along and check it out.
Hi Mr B,.
Just a few words of appreciation because if it wasn’t for yourself, Linda and Kate I would never have had the courage to do the blog with Mom. We are thoroughly enjoying it.
I’m not too sure what to write for your blog so I have done this:
When I was little and Dad worked away I used to climb in to Mom’s bed and ask her to tell me about the olden days. She used to tell me all the stories of when she was growing up until I fell asleep. Dad was also a great story teller himself and we loved listening to his tales. I love history, especially local history as it’s what I can relate to and I’m sure my parents stories are the reasons I love it so much.
Unfortunately as I grew up I grew less interested in their history. I started the family tree a few years ago and when I came across a stumbling block I also stopped doing that too. Then two years ago Dad passed away. As usual I realised there were 1000 questions I hadn’t asked him. So, I turned to mom and her boxes and boxes of photos.
We’ve picked up the family tree and we’ve picked up those photos and we’re going to make sure Mom’s (and our) history is not forgotten. The blog is not just for me but for the whole family and for anyone else that is curious (or just plain nosey).
Is this too much? I’m not sure what to write. Anyway, thanks a million as I know you are a busy man (or mon as Grandad would say).
This s a brilliant blog I’m happy to share with readers – and if you’ve been thinking about starting, this is a magical approach to take. Thanks to Rebecca for a wonderful thing indeed.