By popular request, here are some more from my family archives!
My grandma on the right rocking the crown braid in 1957
My grandma and mum in the middle, 1982
My grandparents, aunt, uncle and my mum (the little one!) clearly had a “a look” for their family photos. The first photo is unlabelled, but the second is from 1971. Going by the kids, I’d guess about 5-6 years difference?
My grandpa in 1949, isn’t he handsome!
My grandma was a babe too. Early 1950s?
Sailor suit! The lady on the left is my great-grandmother.
Top two 1950s, bottom 1944
my mum and my grandma, 1964
My grandma’s class in 1960. So many flowers! Reminds me of September 1st (Knowledge Day) when everyone brings flowers for their teacher. On my first day at school I brought in some absolutely enormous purple gladioli. I got to choose them at a flower market the day before and I remember it being literally the most exciting day of my life at the time.
(I love how even in 1960 there’s always a kid in the back trying to be sassy!)
In fact, I think this one might actually be the 1st of September 1965. Flowers! Speeches! Bell ringing!
Not sure who these kids are because they’re not the right age to be any of my cousins? Mystery children in matching shorts, 1986.
My mum, her friend and my grandma eating watermelon on a beach in Odessa in 1983.