Wednesday, 20 February 2013

A WINDOW IN TO YESTER YEAR.








My lovely and talented friend Ella, who I don't see often enough (but isn't that always the way with lovely and talented friends? ) Sent me a parcel the other day.
It was stuffed to the gunnels with all sorts of wonders and frippery.
But Ella knows me so well.
She knows what will quicken my pulse and bring forth the mist upon my eyes.
"Norman to Father
Kindergarden Birkdale
1897."
I am at a loss for words in trying to tell you how much I love these pictures.
Did Father, did Norman ever realise 116 years later that they would still be on this earth?
Did they realise they would become the treasured possessions of a random stranger?
Have a wonderful half term holidays people.
Enjoy the sun.
Love Nora xxx

7 comments:

  1. What lovely images, how wonderful to touch history.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Rosie x

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  2. What a lovely present ...
    Hope you're enjoying your hols.
    M x

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  3. These are so awesome! What a great find.

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  4. Oh man, those are amazing! What a good friend to send those on to you!

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  5. Love these, what a gorgeous surprise in the post.

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  6. How lovely! I love things like this too, it really sets my imagination rolling about the story behind old things, I find it fascinating and heartwarming. Karen x

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  7. I thought it actually said "Kindergarten Birkdale", so I threw it at Google there are few references to a Birkdale in Merseyside but absolutely LOADS of "Birkdale" references on Antipodean websites....which leads me to wonder about the history even more. Great find, and a great gift. xxAxx

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