My mum Rene (Alice Irene Flitney née Harding) died in 1999. When my brother, sister and I went through her things we found an envelope full of old newspaper clippings and other bits and pieces. We looked through the papers and put the envelope away, but those yellowing pieces of paper keep whispering of half-forgotten times and places. Places like Butlers Cross, Stoke Mandeville, Aylesbury, West Wycombe, Little Kimble, Wendover, Ellesborough, Southcourt and Princes Risborough.

Friday, 15 April 2016

Sepia Saturday 326 - Subject Technical Data








Don’t be fooled by the title of this post I won’t be providing much (if any) technical data.  I can tell you the proof sheet was produced by my husband. He used Kodak Safety Film, and the proof sheet is numbered from 0 to 35.  Kelly our Beagle is the subject of most of the photographs. Our son Steven features in a few of them, and I'm also present, but I would prefer to gloss over that!   Why do husbands delight in taking photographs of their wife’s bottom?  Perhaps I generalise, maybe it is only my husband who does it? 


Our lovely son Steven aged about eight. He is in his forties now with four children of his own.  



This is Kelly our much-missed Beagle. He was smart and funny, with a big personality and a double helping of mischief.


The 'bottom' shot top left.  Could it be any less flattering? 




Yet more non-technical data;

My two-month break from this blog turned into very nearly a five-month break while I dithered. Having the family over from Australia for a long holiday was wonderful, but I felt very low when they went home. I thought about all the things we should have done, and didn't and worried because they all had really nasty colds followed by chest infections (not surprising when you think of the number of hours spent in the air). Then our heating broke down, and we had no hot water and, and…  Putting all that aside we had a lot of fun and enjoyed being together (you can view some photos here and here should you wish). I started posting to my other blog when the family went home, but it took me a lot longer to get back to this one.  Anyway, I finally wrote a post last week, I also joined a new group; We Are Genealogy Bloggers and then took a look at Sepia Saturday and thought, hooray – I've got something that just might work. I hope it does!


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18 comments:

  1. I looked at them all! what a great vacation trip -- and your granddaughters are cute as bugs! It can be a low time afterwards; so glad you're back up again!

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    1. Thank you so much Deb. I’m pleased you enjoyed the photos. I’ve never heard the expression as cute as bugs – but you are quite right – they are!

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  2. It not only works, it works very well. Sepia Saturday has not been the same without you.

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    1. Oh my goodness Alan that is such a lovely thing to say. Thank you, it’s good to be back.

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  3. The bottom shot is the very definition of justifiable homicide. But the dog pictures are great.

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    1. You are so right! Thanks for making me laugh.

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  4. Oh you must miss that beagle...and your husband definitely should have something as retaliation for those shots of you. Great connection to the theme, and welcome back. I've only been back a while after illness took me away for a long time. Great little group of friendly people here, I'd say.

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    1. Hello Barbara, we’ve had three more dogs since Kelly, and we miss them all but with our son in Australia, we can’t commit to caring for another one (as much as we would like to). We hate putting them in kennels, so we feel it better not to have one.

      I agree with you about this group everyone has been very welcoming and friendly. I’m glad you are feeling better now.

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  5. It certainly does work - spot on!

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  6. Welcome back! Getting a good photo of a dog must be at least as tricky as getting one of a baby or young child, and your husband did well, despite being distracted. We are off to the UK to visit our daughter and granddaughter there this week. It's a long haul flight, but well worth it for a short sweet visit.

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    1. Thanks Jo, it’s good to be back! I can imagine how excited you are feeling about seeing your granddaughter and daughter. Those visits are always a highlight for us, just sad when the family go home. We are saving now in the hope we will get to Australia in a year or two. Have a safe flight and a lovely time.

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  7. Excellent! The last add some fun and individuality!Love the face of Kelly, yes we miss them always.

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  8. Those were great fun to see. I'm always happy to look at photos of dogs, and then the backside shot was just a fun bonus!

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    1. It may have been a bonus for you, but it was anything ‘butt’ for me! :)

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  9. OMG, I love beagles. They are so, so cute - & that includes your dear Kelly! What a sweetheart. :)

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    1. Kelly was adorable, but he could also be a handful when he set his mind on something. Beagles have a very strong sense of their own worth, and nothing and nobody can put them down. It is barbaric to think some beagles are still used for laboratory experiments – it is just too horrible to think about.

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Barbara x

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