Sunday, 24 May 2009

Grandma's album 4

This could be three Dutch girls in a row – they’re definitely wearing clogs and they might be carrying tulips. It’s signed by Ethel L. Wenden, 27th June 1909, as you can probably tell if you look at it. What you probably can’t tell, and I can’t help you, is why she was called Babs. There may be some significance in the three Dutch girls in a row, but I can’t help you there either. Anyway, this drawing wasn’t drawn in the book but attached in the way photographs used to be attached in albums with four slits for the corners.
Written on the opposite page is this cheery poem:
"Enjoy the spring of love and youth,
To some good angel leave the rest;
For time will teach thee soon the truth –
There are no birds in last year’s nest.
With best wishes from Babs.
Ethel Louise Wenden"

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