This post is almost a couple of months old, but on the back of ‘Generations #2’ it is timely to reblog I think. And I love the photo-I often wonder what kind of life Mary went on to have .

City Jackdaw

mary and jasper c1900

‘Mary with her Grandfather Jasper, around 1900’
Separated by generations, 
from each other, and from you.
And time that yellows this paper
fades the memory of us, too.
In our yearning and our striving
spent so quickly, we did leave
behind our youth and our glory,
and came soon to a place to grieve.

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13 thoughts on “Generations

  1. I love this photo. It says so much about the relationship between Mary and–was that her grandfather? I’m trying to remember. I have to laugh at the Professor’s question about the dog. 🙂


    • Yes, Grandfather Jasper. I love this photo too-as much as that one in my A Sense Of Absence post in Whitby, where we connect with that girl in the crowd who has spotted the camera. And a good point by the Professor-the poor dog was overlooked by moi.
      Got a couple of other old photographs coming up in a pending post-two ‘firsts’. A comical one, and an intriguing one.


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