Wednesday, 18 August 2010

The Gallery - A Memory

Tara's gallery theme this week is 'A Memory'.

Well, where on earth do you start with a theme like that?  I've trawled through my pictures and my memory to try and come up with a suitable picture.  Maybe a shot of a newborn Chick or should I use one from a wedding......maybe Nelly's or my Brothers.

When I was a little girl all I ever wanted was to be 16!  I don't know why but that seemed to be a cool age when you could do what you wanted and wear what you chose.  When I was six or seven my Mum's best friend from school, Yvonne, got married and I was a Bridesmaid.  It was the first time that I remember having a beautiful dress and also being involved in a 'grown up' world.  I got to see the wedding dress but only if I kept it a secret from the Groom.  I still remember now the thrill of seeing the dress and what the wardrobe looked like that it appeared from and the layout of the room but strangely enough cannot remember the wedding day at all!

This picture is of that day.  What makes it extra special is that it's the only photo of have of my Mum and Dad together with me and one of my little brothers:

Unfortunately it's not very clear as it's rather old :-)

About eight years ago Yvonne was diagnosed with breast cancer which was successfully treated and all has been fine.  Last week my Mum called to say that unfortunately the cancer has come back and that this time it's terminal.  Yvonne was coming to my Mum's hen do on Sunday but is sadly now in hospital and too ill to see any of us.  Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers.
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