Sunday, 18 December 2011
TAKE A WORD - SEPIA
Our word for inspiration at Take a Word this week is SEPIA, so I knew you would be interested in seeing this old strip of film I unearthed from my family history box the other day. Yes, these strange creatures are part of my family and yes, I had forgotten just how eccentric some of them are.
On the right is my great aunt Olive together with sister Cordelia. Olive always was in a world of her own and it was left to Cordelia to try to keep her feet firmly on the ground. On the left we have the triplets, who were always the 'giddy kippers' of the family, and who were my great aunts (by marriage), Lydia, Lucinda and Louise. It has to be said these three never did a day's work in their lives, never learned to sew or embroider or paint or play the piano or sing, instead they spent their days drifting from room to room in the house or likewise in the gardens performing this most extraordinary of dances.
I suppose we all have some skeletons the closet!!
Credit to jinterwas for the film strip whilst the ladies are all courtesy of Dover.
Thank you for looking.