Sunday, 1 April 2012

Stroytelling Sunday April

This month Storytelling Sunday with Sian crept up on me quite suddenly.  I have sat here drumming my fingers on the keyboard considering my story options.  As it is April Fools day I could regale you with tales of pranks and tricks from my childhood.  I would be sure to bring a smile to your face with adventures involving soap that makes your hands dirty, bi-carb soda replacing sugar, toilet paper, and my personal favourite vaseline with cling film (can you work that one out???).  However, today is more than just pranks, it is also the anniversary of my paternal Grandparents wedding and the birthday of my gorgeous nephew.

There is a story behind my Grandparents meeting and wedding which has remained a bit of a secret all my life.  I think it is perhaps time I asked my Grandma about it ... before she is too old to remember any more.  She caused quite a scandal marrying a divorcee in 1951 but it wasn't until I was 15 and a different part of the story was printed on the front page of the national newspaper, that I found out he also had a family with his first wife! But regardless of the mystery surrounding their early years together I finally got my hands on their wedding photo last year when they celebrated their Diamond Wedding Anniversary!

All I can think about when I see this photo is Grandma's gigantic bouquet!!!!  Grandpa certainly looks very happy.  They are both still alive now although Grandpa has finally had to move into a home just recently.  They had five children together and have lived a happy life.  They now also have 16 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren!  We are a very rowdy bunch when we all get together :-)

Many years latter one of their great grandchildren was born on their anniversary.  Happy 5th Birthday to my beautiful nephew ...

We went to his house for a BBQ and the kids had what will probably be their last swim of the summer as the weather has FINALLY started to turn.  A short story today with a few pictures.

(-: ǝɹǝɥ ob ooʇ ʇxǝʇ ɹnoʎ dıןɟ oʇ ʇuɐʍ noʎ ɟı ˙s˙d
¡ɹǝpun uʍop puɐן ǝɥʇ ɯoɹɟ sןooɟ ןıɹdɐ ʎddɐɥ ˙ɥʇuoɯ sıɥʇ ʎɐpuns buıןןǝʇʎɹoʇs ɹoɟ ǝɯ ɯoɹɟ ןןɐ s,ʇɐɥʇ



  1. What a fabulous photo! And I love how you inverted the type!

  2. What a fabulous photo - it looks like a very swell affair, but obviously worth it if it has lasted this long:) I love a short story like this because it opens up all sorts of possibilities for further stories! So thank you for sharing this one with us today. Much appreciated!

  3. Fun upside down text and what a lovely wedding photo - how special that the day is shared with a nephew too.

  4. That photo is a stunner - no wonder the marriage has lasted a lovely 60 years. And yes that is quite the bouquet.

  5. What a lovely picture...and how lovely that your Grandparents have been married all that time!
    Alison xx

  6. lovely story. thanks so much for sharing.

  7. A beautiful photo,obviously the second time around was perfect for your grandfather :)

  8. Lovely story. And the flipped text is a neat trick.

  9. Brilliant photo and it is so nice to find out about your family isn't it? :)

  10. wow the wedding photo is fantastic and all the history behind it, hope you find out more details love the land down under typing too!


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