November 10, 2009

Family pictures



I just wanted to share this photo, because I think it's lovely. It's a picture of my grandmother taken at the beach in Oostende, Belgium. I've no idea how old she is in that photo, I forgot to ask my dad, but my guess is she must have been somewhere in her early twenties. She seems so happy in that photo...
I just love to watch old family photos as they show you people in a way you've never known them. I've always known my grandmother as a grandmother. But she too once was a kid, a young girl, a bride, a young mother...

After her funeral last month, a big metal box that she'd been keeping with her and which contained pictures of a lifetime, was passed along. My dad took a couple of photos home and scanned them for me. And while he was at it he sent me some other beautiful photos of him, my mom, my grandfather, my maternal grandparents. Small treasures...

I decided I wanted to post some of them here. So, let this beach photo of my grandmother be the first one in a series of old family photographs...
To be continued, I promise!

5 comments:

nicole/brussels said...

mooie foto, zo zien we wat een mooie jonge, elegante vrouw ze was toen.....en later was ze het nog steeds, mooi en smaakvol gekleed. ze hield van mooie halskettingen en broches. later ging ze, ze zelf maken in een hobbyclub voor de derde leeftijd, wat ze maakte was mooi, verzorgd afgewerkt!

RosaMaría said...

beautiful picture, really she looks happy! thanks for sharing!

virginia said...

she is beautiful!

wonder what will happen to our virtual photos?

cindy said...

she is beautiful and they had such a natural style back then. you are so right, we don't really think of our grandparents as young people. i'm looking forward to more vintage photos of your special people.

blue moss said...

love love love this photo!!
so happy for you that you have it.
i, too am looking forward to more

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