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My Sunday Photo – Throwback

Earlier in the week, we received the news that James’ nan had died. Great Nan, as the children liked to tell anyone who would listen, was 101 years old “and when she is 102 we are going to call her and sing happy birthday to you, you’re 102, you look like a monkey, and you smell like one too!”

Sadly, they will never have the opportunity to make that call, though I am sure we will celebrate the day when it arrives in August, taking time to remember a remarkable lady who meant ever such a lot to her grandson and his children. 

My Sunday Photo this week is a throwback to the last time Great Nan visited us by the sea a couple of years ago. It was the first time the boy met his great grandmother (one of only two meetings for him) but it is this photograph that is my favourite. Three different generations of the same family comparing bracelets. Miss J wears the same bracelet to this day – we came close to removing it recently after a request by her gymnastics teacher, but we stood our ground and I am pleased that we did. 
My only wish right now is for my daughter to remember the time she spent with Great Nan for many years to come. I think the boy is just too young, but for Miss J there is a good chance of a lasting memory.

Rest peacefully.


  1. I’m so sorry to hear of Great Nan’s passing. This is a beautiful photo of the generations together comparing bracelets and I hope that your daughter will hold on to the memories that she has of her Great Nan.

  2. A wonderful cross-generation shot – hopefully J will retain her memories of her Great Nan. It’s lovely that they had the opportunity to build a relationship.

  3. So sorry to hear of your loss. What a beautiful memory this will be. I have a photo of my daughter when she was a baby with her great grandad – and she loves it now. #MySundayPhoto

  4. What a grand old age and she looks very with it and engaging at 101. I hope your daughter does remember her, she will always have this photo to help. #MySundayPhoto

  5. I am really sorry to hear of your loss. Hopefully the photo will be a lovely reminder of the times you spent together xx

  6. Aww I’m sorry to hear about Great Nan and this photo will be treasured and be such a lovely reminder of her for your daughter. Nan’s are so special no matter how old they are, but 101 years old is amazing. I can’t help but think about all that people this age have lived through and seen during their lifetime. RIP Great Nan

  7. I’ve just wrote a comment but I think it’s disappeared. So I’ll try again…
    Aww it is sad when we have to say goodbye but this photo will be treasured by your daughter and reminder her of her Great Nan. I always think it’s fantastic looking back at what our Nan’s have seen and lived through. RIP Great Nan

  8. Sorry to hear for your loss. An amazing age to have reached, but a lovely photo and memories. It’s amazing how much young children remember. My nan died last year and N had only met her twice since being a baby when she was in a care home, and still talks about her which I’m amazed about.

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