Both my parents have passed away which is sad and also means I have little to no older relatives left. My mum was a great story telling and had so many adventures. I used to love all her stories of her life when I was little. I keep meaning to write them down as I worry when I am gone , no one will think of them.
My mum was a tough Eastend lady. She had been brought up very well by my grandparents and she was also a very clever lady. When I was little we moved from London to Dagenham and that is where I stayed until I married at 20. A brief move to Devon and then back to Dagenham until I moved out to the countryside 17 yrs ago. When I was small we used to meet up with family often and spent a lot of time with my Aunt and Uncle and my cousins who I loved.
I have a wonderful childhood as my parents were great and I still think of those happy days all the time.
It is wonderful if you have strong ties to family as I do feel it helps you when you get older. I hope my children feel like they had a good childhood , as I know I did try my hardest. I thought I would share a few pictures of times past as I think its fun to look at old pictures. I would love to hear your family stories and if you had a good childhood or not.
|Myself and My Dad|
|Me at around age 3 lol|
|My mum, dad, uncle Tom and Auntie Mary|
|My brother and sister in law Pat|
|My niece Emma|
|Myself and My Son Matthew|
|Aunts, Grandmother and mum|
|My mum and my brother|
|My uncle Tom and My mum Grace|
|My Uncle , Aunt and Grandfather|
|Mum and Dads wedding day|
|Family including my parents and brother|
|Family Love the swimming trunks dad lol|
|Family with my brother striking a pose|