listen too............."Song To The Siren"the gentle author;aged 10-ish?Leith Docks.A photo taken by my Mum.
Robert Louis Stevenson's grandfather invented the ‘intermittent’ lights for lighthouses as well as planned and/or constructed 23 lighthouses.Click Here to read how I am related to R.L.S. Last Friday was my late Mum's birthday.............and Sunday is Mothers Day in England..........which holds an abstract interest for me......
This is another of my rather magnificent twinkling Sepia Saturday posts.
My maternal grandmother died in childbirth.My maternal grandfather was a sailor.He married 3 times (2 wives died)
He never really was with her......'got himself a new wife & a new ship......meanwhile ,my Mum was looked after by distant spinster aunts.He only saw her intermittently......then died in Malta a few months after I was born.We never saw each other.I know nothing of him other than my Mum's bitterness & these few old photos............maybe genealogists are mistaken? Better to leave the past hidden?Things usually are lost or hidden for a reason.........
I always thought I would visit his grave in Malta, but am not sure to what purpose?
"My Father Was A Lighthouse Keeper":LyricsLet me be an advocate for my Mum and ask you to look at the above photo of her 6th birthday party
.( And then, read here) ! He came for the "photo-opportunity " .Note the body language + positioning.............I feel she got a bit of a raw deal, despite what the above "evidence" may suggest.
|last year I came across this photo (never seen before by me)of my Mum on facebook.She worked at The Laura Mitchel Clinic in Halifax in the 1970's.|
Marjory Francis Zimnoch nee Younger.