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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What a great photo, she sounds amazing!
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!
I love old photos. Especially one that tells a story. This caught a real moment didn’t it? x
One that leaves you wanting to ask loads of questions which I think are the best blog posts of all
Wow! What a great photo, and what an amazing woman!
How fantastic! I love this 🙂
She sounds an absolute gem!
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!
I’m not surprised she is still going strong. She clearly was out there with the best of them!
That is a fab pic. Your Mum sounds like a very cool lady. X
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.