Thursday, 6 January 2011

School Days

It was W.I. night last night - very interesting talk by the local RSPB man on "Birdsong". But I digress. Whilst waiting for the Slimmers World class to finish, my friend and I popped into the library room that is also set up in the community hall. The librarian was closing the shelves up for the evening and we noticed that on the back of the shelves were photographs taken in our village a long time ago. I'll show you the village scenes later, but I thought you might like to see the village school photos (and I'm not on them before you ask!!!).

My friend who is in her seventies, was absolutely delighted to find this photo. The tallest boy in the school - in the middle at the back - is her father.
I remember her dad and he was very tall. They were so smart! Ive made her a few copies for a surprise (she doesn't realise that you can do this with a camera!)......


and I thought it would make a lovely card for her too. (Poor photo - we have had NO light at all today).

And just for Clare, this is my card making table. Fairly tidy for me actually!

24 comments:

topchelseagirl said...

Ah she'll be delighted! x

sarah-jane down the lane said...

Sounds exactly like Mr.Lane! and he thinks I don't know bless! I shall be glad when it's finnished too! But my heart will swell with foolish pride IF we win!
Damn YES I should hve mentioned Parsley, my favourite pop up book, I wish I still had it!

Happy New Year to you and yours Diane,
Love Sarah x

50 and still trying to be Frugal .... said...

Lovely photos.
I wish there was something like a WI here.
Happy New Year Diane
Sue

WinnibriggsHouse said...

What a lovely idea, she will be thrilled. I have often thought about joining the WI, but have never had the nerve!

Kathy said...

What a lovely story .. fancy finding a random photo of your father when you're just passing through. The card is a lovely idea ... I'm glad to see it's not just me who makes a mess when I'm working.
I'd love to join the W.I. but our local meetings are all in the daytime when I'm at work!
xxx

Vintage Tea Time said...

Those are great pictures - she'll be thrilled with your card!

Lalabibaby @ Dreaming of The Simple Life said...

What a lovely thing to do Diane ... she will be thrilled to bits. Aren't those old classrooms fascinating ... did you happen to watch the new Just William programmes last week? The classroom that they used is in the old school in the next town to me - it's now a museum. x

VintageVicki said...

I love old photos and its even better when you spot people you know.

I have 2 desks - both are extremely messy today - one from card making and the other from sewing.

summerfete said...

Heehee but is all still there, the mess I mean? Mine is!!!
I'm sat in the same place with all my patchwork parafanalia (cant spell that!)

I'm rather excited about March, I shall keep that date free.
I'm thinking lots of sun, tea and cakes!!!

Clare

ps. the card was lovely, your friend will be touched x

summerfete said...

Diane in the WI????

Lyn said...

What a lovely thoughtful thing to do, she will be delighted.
I still have not joined the WI, maybe this month?
love
Lyn
xxx

Janet said...

What wonderful photo`s and what a lovely kind gesture-I`m sure your friend will be thrilled to bits !

Menopausal musing said...

The card is absolutely lovely. I love the state of your desk too.............. you should see mine.......... :O)))))))))))!

noelle said...

You're so thoughtful Diane, i'm sure she'll be delighted! loving your table, bit like mine!! xxx

Rosie said...

Diane, that is wonderful! Your friend will be so delighted. As for your table... 'bout as tidy as mine!

Rowan said...

I love seeing old photographs especially of places I know well. I'm sure your friend will be delighted to have her own copy of the photo with her dad on it.

Rosie said...

I can look at old photos for ages - what a lovely and thoughful idea to make one of your super cards for your friend. I bet she'll be thrilled:)

WinnibriggsHouse said...

Thanks for your lovely comment as usual Diane, but there was no red wine left to photograph!! HIC!
Jenny xx

Jo said...

How lovely for your friend to stumble upon a photo of her father, and how thoughtful of you to make her a card and some copies, I'm sure she'll be thrilled.

Young at Heart said...

what a fabulous idea.....I love old photos...well any photos actually.....but they really do transport you that moment that day, inspired...happy new year!!

*✿* millie meadowsweet *✿* said...

such lovely, lovely photographs. i burst into tears when i saw your tallest boy in the class card, what a lovely friend you are, such a beautiful and sweet gesture. i am sure your friend will be so touched and happy to recieve it.

i have had wild wind and rain whipping at my windows these past two days, hoping for a glimmer of sunshine soon.
hope you are having a good day/evening.

hugs

millie

Lisa said...

What a lovely card for your friend. I bet she's going to be thrilled to bits.
Lisa x

diane b said...

What a discovery your friend must have been very excited. You are the best friend to make this card for her. She'll be delighted, I'm sure.

bad penny said...

Your friend will be stunned I'm sure. The children look so well behaved & I just love the girls' pinafores & long ringlets. Reminds me of photos of my grandmother - lovely