Rock Mother.She is back blogging:She is Awesome!
Sepia Saturday is around the theme of "doll".Now I have already shown this photo of my Mum....But,what the heck, it's a bonny picture.My Grandma died in childbirth, so my Mum is holding on tight here!
Look .This all feels very tenuous ,but bare with me.One facebook site I visit every day is Old Photos of Halifax.
I am often surprised and delighted by what i find.For example, I once found This Photo of my late-Mum.I had never seen it before:never knew its existance.All rather existential (albeit in a Yorkshire kind of way)
This Week I saw a mighty photo on this site that shows the distruction caused by a German Facist Bomb dropped on the Hanson Lane Area of Halifax , West Yorkshire during WW2.(11 people were killed)
Now Hanson Lane is near where I grew up as a child with my Mum & Dad.I delivered newspapers there as a teenager. I worked for several years for Social Services just around the corner....anyway........I knew little of the previous drama...........
If you want to read
this thread you will learn many things about the aftermath.
(1) One person on facebook said her Mum met her Dad only because he was a bomb -disposal chappie drafted from Sheffield.If the bomb hadnt dropped she would never have been born! (come to think of it, if it hadnt have been for Hitler ,My Dad would never have met my Mum!)
(2)Someone else on the thread reported that they had shown this photo " to my dad and he was at school (Battinson Road) with Eric Pearson - My dad was in the Cosy Corner Picture House, Queens Road at the time it dropped !!............
............ And he has just added the film he was watching was called The Hurricane and they didn't know about the bomb till they were leaving and the box office lady told them :)"
(3) Three of the people killed were drinking in the West Hill pub. One of the other drinkers who survived was a lass called Ivy.She " had a mustard coloured coat on and it got covered in blood. Because she could not afford a new coat she had to dye it red!"
We Dress Our Dreams (& Dolls) In the pragmatic cloth available.Non?