WE LIVE, NOT BY THINGS, BUT BY THE MEANINGS OF THINGS.
IT IS NEEDFUL TO TRANSMIT THE PASSWORDS
FROM GENERATION TO GENERATION.

– ANTOINE de SAINT-EXUPERY

I am not saying you are interested in this, you may think it is a little vain and cheeky, and maybe you’re right, but the truth is, I am a product of my surroundings.

Below are photographs that inspire me, some of my Grandma Isabella, Is, Belle or Isabel. My Ma Carolyn and lastly, baby photos of me.

HISTORY :: My Grandparents came to Canada in 1953 from Scotland, below are photos of my Grandparents start in Canada]

[The ship my Grandparents took from Edinburgh, Scotland to Toronto, Canada. The “S.S Atlantic” July 7th 1953]

[at a friends summer cottage relaxing before finding a place to live]

[By far my favourite photograph of all time. My Gran was such a writer, probably writing a letter to her family back home.]

[My Papa & Gran posing ; the back reads “the water was quite chilly, it is the Atlantic after all”]

[There first home as a couple. Before here they lived in a apartment at Yonge & Eglington in Toronto]

[my Aunt and my Gran going back to Scotland for a visit, it took a long time for them to adjust to living in Canada]

[the back of this reads “posing” – I love it]

[this is after my Mum is born, I am adding it here because I love that my Gran is posing on the car ; so chic]

[my Gran experiencing her first huge snow fall ; all three of us have snow suite photos, so I felt the need to add this]

[I love her style, she is so chic, she also kept a lot of clothing from the 1950’s that I now have – I am so blessed]

I am so fortunate to have piles of photographs to see what my Grandparents did before they moved and after, owning a camera, then, was an expensive luxury and they really did capture a whole bunch of things through out their lives. I am also fortunate that they are still alive, and well, and share stories with me of all the amazing adventures they went on together. Next post will feature my dear Mum, and the last, obviously, me lol.

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