Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Random scanned Photos

For the last month or so I have been unable to post scanned photos and as usual I have gone round and round in circles, clicking everything in sight until at last something happens. 
Below is the incoherent result.  Bear with!

 Our first grand children in the BrendonValley - now a mother and aunt of a boy and a girl.
At last - our wedding day.  Our beloved Jock was not so happy about his make over.

 Alastair in Zakynthos - Turtle Beach I think.


My sister with the two maiden aunts who brought her up.
When she and her late husband went to live in the States she took them with her.


maurcheen said...

You haven't changed a bit missus! Lovely. :)


LL Cool Joe said...

You look very happy in Greece! The photos have come out well.

Exile on Pain Street said...

Pretty lovely, as sir above states.

What's a maiden aunt? An unmarried aunt? Please pardon.

Anonymous said...

Great photos!! xxx

Ms Scarlet said...

I will happily bear with!

Pat said...

Maurcheen: would it were so.

Joey: I fell in love with Greece and I hope the Greece I knew still exists.

Exile: an elderly unmarried lady. There were three of them - no blood relation - Ethel, Florence and Edith but Edith died before America. Edith was a bit dotty but as a little girl I liked her best because I could make her giggle.

John: thank you;)

Scarlet: good girl:)

Kim Ayres said...

It's great you've got the hang of this - wonderful photos - and you've barely changed :)

Pat said...

Kim: more excitingly - just for a brief moment in time I've moved up 3 places in scrabble:)
Don't hold your breath.

angryparsnip said...

Lovely photos.
I never get the scanner to work much less post photos ! Your so much better than I am at this.
And you do look wonderful as always !

cheers, parsnip

Pat said...

parsnip: I just got lucky momentarily:)

Mage said...

Just glad you could get them up.

Pat said...

Mage: I just hope I can repeat it:)

Anonymous said...

Lovely photo's Pat, you always look so happy (and as my granddad would say well turned out) in them.

Pat said...

giveitanother: I like 'well turned out' - my Mum would be pleased:)

Anonymous said...


Keith said...

Glad to see you've finally got the hang of posting piccies.

How to do manage to keep so looking so lovely?

Me? I'm like a male version of Margaret Rutherford; old and wrinkled, but lovable.

Granny Annie said...

Calling them "maiden aunts" is much nicer than calling them "Old maids". My mother's aunts were always called old maids because they never married. Then my dad always called the last kernels of pop corn in the bowl the old maids. I ask him once why he called them old maids and he said "because they have never been popped." He grinned and others laughed but I was young when I asked and it was years later before I understood the joke.

Pat said...

Granny Annie: I love that. Now I'm wondering if the aunts had ever been popped:)

Nea said...

If at first you don't succeed... :) well done!
I once tried to correct my older sister who had just referred to a maiden aunt as a "widow", I said "No, she's a splinter". I was quite upset when I was laughed at, I was so sure I was circa five year old confidence took quite a knock. Is there a similar word for a bachelor?

Pat said...

Nea : splinter works for me.

"If someone is a spinster, by implication she is not eligible [to marry]; she has had her chance, and been passed by," explains Robin Lakoff in Language and Woman's Place.
There doesn't seem to be a male equivalent. "Crusty old bachelor," is the nearest to a similar derogatory label.