This week the WPC asks us to: show us what nostalgia means to you — perhaps a moment or scene that makes you feel wistful, happy, sad, or somehow longing for the past. It might be with friends, family, or by yourself — anywhere, anytime of year.
At the end of last year I had been scanning in photos from an old family album, mostly pre and early 1900’s, this project has been on hold since moving house, but hopefully it will be something I return to soon.
I knew I would use one of these photos when the subject was set, but which one. This chap is quite dapper and while I would not change some of the luxuries of today, there is something to be said of the simpler times of the past.
The reverse of the photo is titled “Clarence Hicks – March 1874”, which makes this gentleman a member of my paternal grandmothers family, she was born in 1900, so he must I guess be her Uncle.
And of course this makes me nostalgic for the all to brief time I knew my grandmother for. For her stories of the 1920’s, playing piano for the silent movies, her little sketches, the pasties, stories about her father, and just for the very fact she was the one who stoked the fires of creativity within me.
And so when this project is over, I must find some photos of her.