Go Granny

July 6, 2011

This photo was taken by the Press Association on a demo in the early Seventies. It appeared in newspapers at the time, and it has appeared in magazines since.

The woman in the kaftan, holding the cloth bag and wearing the Scholl sandals, is my mum, or as her grandchildren know her, Granny.

To them she is the slightly eccentric old lady who makes them laugh, gives them cuddles and presents, babysits and reads to them.

To my sister and I, she is simply amazing. 80 this year and still going strong.

*This is my entry to the Gallery and the theme this week is ‘grandparents’.

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  • Baby Genie July 7, 2011 at 8:46 am

    What a great photo, she sounds amazing!

  • Actually Mummy... July 6, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    Lovely post – short and sweet. So nice when people only have good things to say about their parents. Glad to have found you through the Gallery!

  • Minty July 6, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    I love old photos. Especially one that tells a story. This caught a real moment didn’t it? x

  • Kate July 6, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    One that leaves you wanting to ask loads of questions which I think are the best blog posts of all

  • Livi July 6, 2011 at 10:01 am

    Wow! What a great photo, and what an amazing woman!

  • Nicki Cawood July 6, 2011 at 9:32 am

    How fantastic! I love this 🙂
    She sounds an absolute gem!

  • Tara July 6, 2011 at 9:25 am

    Wow Liz that is a brilliant photo. Love that grandparents can have two ‘personalities’; the one their children remember and the one their grandchildren see.
    Can see where you get your feistiness from now!

  • jfb57 July 6, 2011 at 8:32 am

    I’m not surprised she is still going strong. She clearly was out there with the best of them!

  • Jo Beaufoix July 6, 2011 at 8:14 am

    That is a fab pic. Your Mum sounds like a very cool lady. X

  • Trish - Mums Gone to July 6, 2011 at 7:44 am

    How fabulous to have such a photo showing your mum at a demo; very indicative of the times and good for your children to see the woman behind the role of Granny.