The theme Friends & Family is a difficult one for me, most of my family are either dead or I don’t see them often enough to take their photograph. I am not married and I don’t have any children. But, I do have memories of my family who have passed away and I do have some friends. So my approach to this theme has perhaps been a little different to what people are expecting. So here are my 5 photos for this months challenge ‘Friends And Family’.
My beloved dog, called ‘Scamp’. He was such a strong family member. He loved to feel the warmth of the sun on his face. In this picture the light was streaming in through the bedroom window. This is one of my favourite memories of him.
My Granddad always wore a hat, ever since I could remember. His felt trilby ‘Attaboy’ hat is my lasting memory of him. It used to be adorned with a feather, but I’m not sure what happened to it, I think maybe he lost it in the wind.
My Dad’s tools he left behind. It’s as if he has gone to work forgetting to put them in his toolbox. I am expecting him to come rushing back home in a huff, being cross with himself for driving all the way there, only to realise he has left his tools at home. I will always keep them.
This belongs to my Mum, she has had it since 1965. She said it was a present from my Aunty, the one I didn’t get to see very much. As I child I loved it, when I looked at the knitted face, it used to really make me laugh. Now I am older, I don’t notice it so much, it just blends into the background, like forgotten moments in time. Occasionally though, I will pass by and notice it again. I will sense the poodle’s funny personality and laugh, as I realise it has been there all along, like a ‘knitted friend’, who likes to make sure that I’ll always remember my aunty.
My mum preparing the Sunday dinner.
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