Tuesday, 10 March 2020


As I said before, I am not a fan of facebook but it really has come up trumps this time.
I am finding relatives from long ago and am in contact now with three of them.

A second cousin has sent me a photo of my Dad holding the little girl in the last picture I posted.
I notice that my Dad has a cap on and he continued to wear a flat cap for as long as I can remember.

I was also sent a picture of my Dad's parents holding another one of my cousins.

I still have this Grandad's old watch chain and have made it into a bracelet and my youngest son has his old pocket watch.

I remember him teasing me with the fish, I think it would be ivory as plastic wasn't about then and not sure what the chain would have been made of, I'm pretty sure its not silver.

All this is so fascinating and I wish I had been in touch with these relatives a long time ago as we are all in our late 70's and 80's now but it's nice for my kids and grandkids to keep.


  1. How nice that you have been able to connect with these people and see photos of your family.
    They will be great to pass on to your kids and grandchildren.

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  2. I have heard others say they found friends from the past and family members, but you hit the jack pot with getting photos like this. I would love to see a photo of my parents or family, from the distant past.

  3. I'm a new follower of your blog, I share a love of crafts, also! It's nice to see someone making good use of Facebook, my family found out about a lost aunt/sister a few years ago through there, but the story surrounding it was more scandalous and I don't think anyone is super close to her as a result, even though they've tried to be. It's nice to hear a happier tale of rediscovered family. These photos are lovely.

  4. Awesome, you good fortune continues with finding family. I'm so excited for you. Understand your feelings completely about wishing this had all happened sooner. I had something similar happen. Found a family with same last name as my Dad, living in an area not far from his family; but all my growing up years was told they weren't relatives. By the time I found out they were, they had all passed. So sad, so you keep at it. My hats off to you. Such wonderful sweet photo's.

  5. That is the advantage of Facebook. How nice finding these old photos

  6. Such wonderful family treasures!! Your Dad is so cute here!

  7. Facebook has its drawbacks but it’s great for connecting people. How wonderful to have found your relatives, even if it’s late in the day.

  8. Technology is great at times like this. Wonderful news.

  9. I'm no fan of Facebook but it's great for you to be in touch with relatives and the photos are a treasure.

  10. Its lovely you have made contact with relatives. I agree sometimes technology is a good thing

    Julie xxxxxx

  11. A link in your family and wonderful pictures to treasure for generations to come.

  12. These pictures are wonderful treasures. Love the little fish!