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Frank, whose fab blog “Dutch Goes the Photo”, has set “Old” as the topic for this week’s Photo Challenge. 

See https://dutchgoesthephoto.net/2017/05/30/tuesday-photo-challenge-old/

Whilst clearing Mum’s house out last year, we had the dubious pleasure of also sorting out the garage! That was no mean feat!!  The word “cluttered” did not start to describe it 😊  Mum was not one to throw out and there was quite a cornucopia of old things, including a large heavy wooden chest, an impressive (and VERY heavy) workman’s bench which found a home in a young neighbour’s garage, as well as ancient light sockets, rusting tools etc!! Resting on the rafters above was a box, which we took down and opened. Quite a few pictures, mostly uninteresting but then ………………. We found something very special indeed. It was a framed pencil drawing of my father’s mother when she was young. I never knew her but recognised her from the handful of photos I had been given by my uncle many years ago. I confess, I felt incredibly tearful at finding such a treasure. The frame was crumbling, so the picture is in a temporary frame to keep it safe, and now stands in my study.

Below are my treasured pictures of Annie Paterson, nee Morris (ca 1905 – 1910), Manchester  

It brought to mind the wonderful quote by Linda Hogan ………..

“Walking. I am listening to a deeper way. Suddenly all my ancestors are behind me. Be still, they say. Watch and listen. You are the result of the love of thousands.” 

Annie Paterson ca 1911 (4)Annie Paterson nee Morris (approx 1911)

Annie on the leftAnnie Paterson nee Morris (poss with Alice Heald in Didsbury). Date maybe 1905-ish)