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Family History [Nov. 27th, 2004|10:34 am]
Tony Grist
My mother brought some boxes down from the attic. The first two contained battered toy soldiers and farmyard animals. Some of the animals had odd puncture wounds.

“Looks like someone’s been shooting at them with an air rifle,” I said.

“Ah,” said my mother. “Your grandmother did have two brothers…”

Which takes us back to before the first world war.

Later we were looking through family photographs- and there laid out on a table at my grandmother’s house were the very same toy animals and there was me in the foreground, aged about four- a mere fifty years ago…
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[User Picture]From: jackiejj
2004-11-27 12:19 pm (UTC)
Are you bringing the toy animals home?

And ir would be fun to see the photograph of you at your grandmother's house. Any chance you can take it home, too?


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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2004-11-27 09:00 pm (UTC)
I'm afraid all these things have stayed at my mother's house.

I'v said that I'll do my best- next time I visit- to label all the photos- so that the next generation will know who everyone is. There's a suitcase full of pictures that belonged to my paternal grandfather,which I'd never seen before. It included images of relatives I never even knew I had.
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