Saturday, December 5, 2015

Sepia Saturday


Sepia Saturday
Part of the prompt for today:
Be they old postcards, old family photographs or old book illustrations, it doesn't really matter: they all have a special attraction to us sepians.

I have a shoe box full of postcards so I thought I should start featuring them as they relate to our family history. 
My grandparents came to Canada, Montreal, in the mid 1960s from London (before that they raised their children in Dublin). All their children had emigrated by this time and were raising their own families. My grandmother passed away in 1970 but my grandfather went on to live until 1991. 
For all those years he lived on his own in Laval with my parents and aunts and uncles always close by.

He would go on motor trips with them. This is 1974 Squam Lake New Hampshire. I'm not sure who he was travelling with, obviously not my parents as this is addressed to them!!



My grandfather, Tom Swift, had lovely handwriting.



9 comments:

  1. I was born in Springfield, MA. Way before 1974 though.

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  2. I really enjoy looking at the hand writing of my ancestors. In future, there is unlikely to be a record of the handwriting of our younger generations!

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  3. So your grandfather lived alone but found someone to travel with. Glad he wasn't totally.a Robinson Crusoe type figure. Little Sqam Lake looks lovely and blue, but of course that's normal for postcard views!

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  4. Oh yes,beautiful handwriting; it reminds me of my father's copperplate script. That's a lovely view as well.

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  5. I'll have to look that place up in my atlas...

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  6. I have a large collection of vintage postcards 1920-1970s that my grandparents received and then saved no matter who sent them. It's been fun to discover popular destinations or travel points that recur over the years, sometimes places by coincidence where I would live years later.

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  7. Handwriting! I have kept diaries & journals since I was 12 years old & am always amazed to see how my handwriting has changed over the years when I go back & read some of my entries - how very different it is today from what it was all those years ago - or even how changed it is from even 10 years ago. Hopefully handwriting won't die out completely. A perfect scenario for a novel or movie would be the loss of handwriting as a communication medium, & then all the computers in the world stop working!

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  8. A family friend just recently passed. She had the most exquisite handwriting I've ever seen. How she did it I'll never understand. And sad to say it is now becoming a lost art. Your grandfather's writing is a treasure.

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