What does old mean to me?
This week’s Gallery theme over at Sticky Fingers is “Old”. When I first read that the first thing I thought was “how I feel now”. At 36 weeks pregnant and a lot less mobile than I usually am, I feel very old and creaky, but I didn’t think that would make an attractive gallery photo, so I carried on thinking. I thought of all the old people in my life, both past and present, and that got me to thinking of old things in my life, and there aren’t that many as neither hubs nor I are particularly into antiques and don’t really have any family heirlooms.
This train of thought took me to an old thing of sentimental value, and that’s what my post on today’s Gallery is of.
When B and I announced to my paternal grandad that we were getting married, my grandad asked me if I would like to wear my late grandmother’s wedding head dress, and I jumped at the chance of wearing a piece of family history on our special day. So before I had looked at any dresses or had any idea of what style of bride I wanted to be I already had my “tiara”.
It is a really beautiful piece of art and quite incredible when you think it was sourced during the war for their wedding in 1941.
(I had hoped to put a photo in here of my Granny wearing it on their wedding day, but unfortunately I haven’t been able to find one in time. If I do manage to get hold of one I will add it in here later.)
This is my “Old” post and was written as a link-up to The Gallery on the Sticky Fingers blog, where you can find lots more photos around the theme “Old”.