Friday, September 14, 2012

September Memories



Blackpool just before WW2
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14 comments:

Granny Annie said...

I hope you will tell about this picture. Your family I assume. And is you dad wearing some kind of uniform? What is that background? Is it a rock wall?

Granny Annie said...

Okay you can delete my comment before it posts. I see now that the explanation was before the picture. Oops.

The Unbearable Banishment said...

That's a nice post. September might be my favorite month. My signpost song is Autumn in New York. The Ella Fitzgerald version above all. Tonight I'm attending my first show of the fall season; Rostand's tragi/comedy Cyrano de Bergerac with Britain's Douglas Hodge as Cyrano. Bring on the changing leaves.

Pat said...

Granny Annie: Mum, Dad(wearing a polo neck and sports jacket -mufti), my late brother Jack(I call him Evan in the story)aged bout 7 and me aged 9. Mum about 29 Dad 34.

Pat said...

UB; all my favourites! I always pictured Ella as the most beautiful sexy woman(we just had radio)
And Cyrano - I saw in Paris during my wild period. In the interval a group of French young people did their best to translate for me. Seet!

Pat said...

UB: that's SWEET!

Pearl said...

How poignant, Pat, memories of life just before war. I don't know what the word would be, so I'll blunder in and say that I'm almost jealous of the rich and vivid memories you must still have of that time.

Pearl

Pat said...

Pearl: life changes all the time but that was one hell of a big change.

Pat said...

Granny Annie: that is the sea wall very typical of Blackpool. I remember seeing grafitti painted on it about Moseley - the facist politician who had a gang of blackshirt thugs. He was married to one of the Mitford girls. Nancy Mitford's sister - Diana.

Chef Files said...

I see a beautiful wee girl that grew to be stunning in both looks and deeds, and who made both her mother and faither extremely proud.

angryparsnip said...

Lovely, lovely photo.
September is one of my favorite months the hint of cooler weather approaching after the hot monsoon summer.
I just got the courage to watch the movie "Atonement" just yesterday. The visuals from the war are still with me as I am tearing up now just writing about it but here today is your beautiful post.

cheers, parsnip

Pat said...

Cher: you have rosy specs:)

Parsnip: I hope it cheered you up.

GYPSYWOMAN said...

such a poignantly beautiful photo, pat - and the story, even more so -

Pat said...

Gypsy: thank you for your appreciation.