The Sepia Saturday prompt for this week is a suitcase stuffed full.
|It all started here |
- when she brought me home
It seemed timely that this should be the prompt when in just a couple of days time, I’m off on a genealogy cruise with my Mum.
Mum, and probably her mum too, were the ones who infected me with the genealogy bug.
Mum did genealogy the hard way, trawling through microfiche and microfilm before the days of computers.
Lucky for me and future generations that she did because many old aunts and uncles have passed on photos, letters and other memorabilia to her ‘for safekeeping’.
Many of these, some with the help of the internet, are now opening up more family history to us as we are able to interpret them and contact other cousins.
So, although none of these photos are sepia, most are pretty old and show some of the travels I have had with my Mum.
Most of these are with my brothers, and Dad was taking the photo – this trip, the cruise, I don’t have to share Mum.
|Many weekends and weeks at the beach,|
particularly Port Campbell and Peterborough
|Mum helping me stand up in the snow on one of our trips|
to Mt Donna Buang
|Lots of caravanning and camping trips to the |
mountains and the outback, including the
Grampians, Flinders Ranges and Central Australia
|A couple of trips to Queensland and a visit to the Big Pineapple|
- not one of Dad's better photos :)