You may disagree but I think that they missed out.
He never said if he’d indulged and I didn’t ask. It wouldn’t have been the gentlemanly thing to do.
I apologize for the quality of the photo – but, hey, it is over 50 years old and the camera would have been rough and ready. Here is a blown up shot of my granddad. He’s the guy in the middle with the fabulous nose. He kept that nose and that body shape for all of his life. Always remaining trim and with a beak that somehow didn’t mar his looks.
This last photo was taken in 1975. And yes, the boy in the picture with the NHS glasses is me. The girl is my oldest sister. I have no idea where this photo was taken or by whom. It can’t have been my Nan because our heads are all in shot. She’d have cut them off or else chopped off our feet instead.
His presence always made us feel safe as kids. I think that comes over in the photo. Wherever we are, we’re more than happy to be there.
He’d have been 90 today.