I was looking through some photo albums today and decided to scan some old photos. I love old pictures like these, whether I know the subjects or not.
Here's my Dad on the right, in 1949.
This photo was taken in Egypt, where he was serving with the RAF. I don't know who the guy on the left is. I wonder if he's still alive? My Dad died almost 20 years ago, but if he were alive today he'd be 81.
And here's another man in uniform...
It's my maternal grandfather, Albert Francis Sawyer, who was in the cavalry in WWI. This photo is actually a postcard. I guess they had a bunch of them made up.
And this lady...
...is my maternal great-aunt Gwen with three of her German Shepherds in Bognor Regis. As I recall, she bred GSDs. My mother said she was a lovely lady.
Meanwhile, back on the other side of the family, we have...
...my paternal grandparents in 1958. They moved to England from Ireland sometime in the 1920s. My grandmother was from Kilkenny, my grandfather from Wexford.
And ooh! Look at that adorable little baby. Yep, that's me, c. 1964 at the Toronto International Airport. From left to right are my Mum, my Dad, two of my uncles, my aunt and a cousin.
And here's my Nanny again, in her kitchen. I have a lot of memories of her cooking in her little kitchen in London.
And back to dogs...
My mother's German Shepherd named Flash, in the late 1940s or early 1950s.
And her other GSD named Mitzi:
And me in 1988, at the beach in Pickering Ontario with my dog Chelsea. Chelsea was the first dog I chose myself and could call my own. She was a great girl and lived to almost 16. We went through a lot together and she was always there for me!
We'll see what else I find in the old photo stash...
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