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Vox Hunt: Family Portrait March 16, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — panthergirl @ 12:18 am
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Show us a family portrait.

This is pretty cool. 

My father in the middle with his parents.

They look so dapper and dashing and happy. I think they were very close. My dad really loved his parents and always speaks fondly of them. He always talks of what a wonderful and lovely man his father was.


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14 Responses to “Vox Hunt: Family Portrait”

  1. SweetMisery Says:

    I agree very dapper and happy. Lovely family.

  2. cat Says:

    yes, I love this photo – have it stuck in the pages of a book in my bedside table

  3. Emjay Says:

    It looks as though he is standing on Dodo's dress!

  4. Snowy Says:

    And those shoes are so polished too! Is this taken in Guernsey? And did your Dad have any farming experience before he came to Oz?

  5. cat Says:

    just missing it I'd say

  6. cat Says:

    I love looking at these old photos when everyone used to dress up to leave the house. Yes, this is taken in Guernsey, must have been a couple of years before he left. He didn't have any farming experience, not in the sense of what he ended up doing here – sheep and wheat in stinking hot weather. While he was in England during the war, as a schoolboy, he had a job working on a farm at harvest time. His mother was working for the East Sussex Agricultural Committee and he used to go out on trips with field officers. Thats when he became interested in farming and was planning on going to an agricultural college after the war but he was sent back to Guernsey.

  7. Snowy Says:

    I remember a German on the Snowy telling me about when he lived in an apartment in Germany. He was laughing about the fact that if he ran out of coal on a Sunday, he had to get dressed in his "Sunday best", including collar and tie, to go downstairs to get some coal. Did your Dad ever go back to Guernsey from Oz to have a look around?

  8. cat Says:

    He went back when his mother died – which I think was in 1977 and he went with Mum for a holiday as well. He's always missed the place terribly.

  9. Waterbaby Says:

    was he related to t.s. eliot? he looks a tad like a younger eliot wearing glasses.

  10. cat Says:

    No, not unless it's some family secret. He always looked quite nerdish as a boy.

  11. Steve Betz Says:

    Great photo — they look great, but not staged.

  12. I love the happy and carefree feeling this photograph shares. What a great memory. 🙂

  13. cat Says:

    Yes, I often wonder who took the photo

  14. cat Says:

    They've been having a joke about something

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