Category Archives: family

Lanny’s Cafe

  Last Friday I re-blogged a post about my childhood.  This was surprisingly well received; it seems that a great many of my readers had similar childhoods. In fact one of my Facebook friends, an old acquaintance who is the … Continue reading

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Scrubbed Doorsteps and the Smell of Carbolic

  As today is a Saturday …a day of football and rugby on the ‘tele’ …. I thought I would reblog this piece.  Food for thought, perhaps ……        SCRUBBED DOORSTEPS AND THE SMELL OF CARBOLIC I can … Continue reading

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Sun Hats in the Isis

    Bit of a busy day, so I have reblogged an old story.  Sorry about that !   SUN HATS IN THE ISIS It was a melancholy task for a sultry summer’s day and I felt a pang of … Continue reading

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A Right Knit-Wit

  Do grandmas still knit sweaters and such for their grandchildren ? Well, this one does …………………. (This will be a sweater for my new grandson, Samuel…… though its taking a while because of my damned carpal tunnel syndrome.)   

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Spring Resolutions

  I don’t make New Year Resolutions. Of course, I used to, back in the days when I was innocent and naive enough to believe that I would keep them. When the world was a much simpler place and everything … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Grandad !!

  I have been neglecting my blog so much, recently, that you must surely think I have forgotten about it altogether. I guess life and a general feeling of ennui and also illness, has got in the way and I … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Natasha

  HAPPY BIRTHDAY NATASHA   Today my gorgeous granddaughter, Natasha, is 17 years old …… SEVENTEEN ……. gosh ! We all always say, ” I can’t believe how the time has flown.  Where did the years go ?“ But really … Continue reading

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Seven Days of Random Photos …. Day 6 …. 18 !

  Today is my eldest granddaughter’s birthday …….. My gorgeous CAITLIN  is 18 today ….gosh, how did that happen ?  It doesn’t seem that long since she was a new-born, babe-in-arms ! A few years ago she was a cheeky, … Continue reading

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Seven Days of Random Photos …. Day 5 …. Five Generations

  Perhaps I am cheating a little today. This is not a recent photo ….it was taken in 1969 …. and I didn’t take it because I’m in it. But it is a unique picture that is very close to … Continue reading

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Seven Days of Random Photos …. Day 4 …. Hanging on the Telephone

  This is a photo of my dear old Dad. The photo was taken last week, when I was spending a couple of days with him and we went out for lunch. He is 95 and lives in a bungalow … Continue reading

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