I’ve borrowed my sister’s scanner so I can scan some family photos that don’t belong to me. This photo does actually belong to me though as my sister used to work in a photo processing lab and printed this one off (among others) for me.
The three handsome devils in the back row are (L to R) Murray, Sid (my grandpa) and Alf. The four in the bottom row (L to R) are Alice, George, Eliza and Min. Alice and George, in case you haven’t gathered, are the parents – my great grandparents who I never met. I never met Alice either. Don’t know what happened to her. I’ll have to ask dad.
My grandpa died when I was about five so I don’t really remember him either. All I really remember is him driving out to the farm where I grew up in his black car and he’d bring us kids Monte Carlo biscuits for a snack. The family gossip is that he was an alcoholic which could be the reason why he was relatively young when he died.
They are all dead now, Auntie Min being the last one to go fairly recently.
My great-grandparents are looking quite serious and this reminds me of another photo I remember from my grandparents house of them where there are no smiles to be found. I guess this photo was taken in an age (1940s?) and there were more instamatic type cameras around then, therefore people didn’t have to pose for a photo for quite as long as the original cameras. I’m not sure about this so don’t quote me.