This week’s Sepia Saturday prompt is a moustached man in a singlet top standing beside some trophies.
I was tempted to take photos of all of Dad’s bowls trophies on my recent visit but changed my mind when I realised just how many singlet-style swimming costumes featured in my photo collection.
Pa, John Raikes GARRETT, used to tell my mum (his daughter) about how he used to go on trips and meet up with groups of ladies.
Sometimes he would go by car with his father, brother and sisters, and other times he would go on his motorbike.
Pa was 16 when his mother died, and didn’t become engaged to my Nanna until he was 25 – that’s a lot of weekend touring – and a lot of ladies!
Pa told mum he used to ride his motorbike out past the property where his future wife lived, not knowing her at the time.
Looks like he even got my Nanna into a singlet-style swimming costume!
The Nanna I knew was always very demure, almost prudish and would never have been seen dead in anything so revealing!
Interesting how old photos can show you a completely different side of someone you thought you knew.
The photo below is of her sitting down but I also have a photo of her standing in the same swimsuit. Although she has a cheeky grin on her face in that photo, I just couldn’t bring myself to post the photo knowing the Nanna I did – just a bit too revealing! – and she used to complain about my bikini!
Then moving further down the family, my dad in his basketball singlet, my mum in her knitted swimsuit, and not to be left out, me too.
|Nanna on the left|
|Pa, on left on one of his motorcycle trips|
|Dad seated in the centre|