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Tuesday 22 September 2020

EVEN STEVENS ..........

Having done a few posts about my Dad, I thought I should even the score with one about my Mum.      
Here she is in her ATS uniform. She learnt to drive in the ATS and drove before my Dad did and she knew much about the maintenance of a car too. 

During the war, my Mum and Dad wrote to each other everyday, sometimes twice. We have all the letters. The above photograph shows only about a months worth !!!! I have read some but it feels like a bit of an intrusion so I don't like to read them really although, there is a lot of social history amongst them which is interesting.

A photograph of my Dad in one of the bands he was in ! 
This is as much a test of using the new Blogger rather than a history of my Mum. I  found out today when doing a new post that I am now 
forced to use it !!! So far, I am working it out, apart from aligning the script !!! Any help with that will be gratefully received ! Haven't worked out how to preview either ..... when I click on Preview, it just goes to a picture of my header and nothing moves ..... I guess it will all become clear in time ! { can't seem to add labels either ! }
I also seem to have lost my JACKIE at the bottom of the page !  
In the meantime, until I find it again, please accept my trademark four kisses.




Saturday 5 September 2020


This is my Dad's christening gown. He was born in 1917 so would have been 103, July just gone, but he died when he was 91.

I did think that this was a photograph of him at his christening but, it is a different dress. I remember being told that my grandmother entered him in a baby competition and I think this must be a photograph of him at said competition .... apparently he had chicken pox but they still entered him and he won !!! 

Here he is in RAF Summer/hot country gear ..... he went to South Africa, Iran/Iraq and Egypt among other places. He didn't talk about the war very much, like so many others.

I've been sorting out a pine chest and found my Dads flying instructions !!! ..... written on a tiny piece of paper !


all photographs via me