I have recently been given a family tree of my mother's side of the family
I am tickled pink as last time Mum was down in Wales we spent a lot of time talking and trying to work out how relationships had come about!
Mum often talked about a certain aunt who ran a dress shop and plenty of stories of how generous she was but I had a job trying to see how she was related
I mentioned this to a cousin and she came up with the copy of a family tree that her mother had been given....the excitment!!!
It starts in 1801 with a Captain (sea I presume) and goes up until my mother's generation
I am so pleased to see the people we have talked about and
How they are related
This is a picture my cousin also let me scan
and is of my mother with her parents
and younger brother and sister.
When I sent Mum a copy she said she hadn't seen it since she left home 60 years ago!!
I am going to the Midlands tomorrow to pick Mum up and take her down to Torquay
for a few day's holiday.
It was supposed to have been Scotland to see her latest great grandson (9 great grandchildren now!!) but I just couldn't manage the drive this year!
Hubby is staying behind to man the fort, with help from the family!!
Sorry to go on about family but I am so excited at finding out these things
I took this photo on our holiday in Scotland last year and, although it is through the car window, I think she looks so happy!!
It's one of my favourite recent pictures of her!
I realised that I didn't show you the pictures of my woodland walk
when I had been told the bluebells were out
When the bluebells are out this is totally covered...I'll go a little further
Still no bluebells...yet
But I found
lovely little group of violets in the hedgerow on the way home.
I will keep an eye out and hope to catch those bluebells another time!
Thank you all so much for your kind messages and prayers.
My consultant himself (unusually for Britain) called me yesterday morning
and told me that I have to be
in Cardiff on the 3rd May for the procedure...so at last things are beginning to move
I so appreciate you all!!
I am joining Show and Tell Friday