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Tuesday, 12 August 2014

'Til we meet again! - Scrapbook page for AFSChallenge.

Hi everyone I have this photo of my Grandparents Samuel and Louisa Sanders.

Its a thought provoking and very poignant photo of a time in our history which has been much in the news and on TV right now here in the UK.  Over at Another Freaking Scrapping Challenge they're asking for stories from the past, present or future so I'm linking it up.

 1914 had started very well for them with a new baby in the family, Granddad earning good money in one of the many engineering businesses starting up in Birmingham and a home above the little  general stores shop Grandma managed during the day.  They were very happy and enjoying their two little girls, my Aunty Lucy age 3 and baby Lily age 1.

Then war broke out and Granddad joined the Army, as a private in the Royal Artillery.  The photo, taken at the photographer's studio in the Autumn; shows Grandma and the girls dressed in their Sunday best with Granddad looking very handsome in his uniform. I can imagine my Nan was both proud of Granddad but worried about the war and if she would see her man ever again.  The children just look bemused at all the excitement, and I'm sure my Granddad was thinking it would all be over by Christmas.

 I used the Kaiserkraft papers from the Bee-u-tiful range again. Just love these papers.

I made a flower from TH Tattered roses die and the title and numbers from the new Stampin Up die set.

Thank you for looking and any comments you leave.

 Hope your day is happy.

12 comments:

  1. Jean - this is a terrific take on our prompt challenge over at Another Freaking Scrappy challenge regarding summer memories. Thanks for playing along, and we hope to see you play along again soon!!!

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  2. Thank you Anne I'm just getting my mojo back!

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  3. Lovely Jean, even though the time-setting was a horrible one. You did a great job !
    I wonder : what happened to your Granddad ? Because as we all know, it wasn't finished by Christmas. They were singing 'Silent Night' together with German soldiers at Christmas. This is one of the most impressive things you'll find in the 'Flanders' Fields' museum in Ypres.

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    1. Hi Mia thank you for your lovely comment. I'm just working on the sequel page. Would love to be able to go to Ypres to see the Museum.x

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  4. Beautiful layout and precious photo. Thank you for joining in at AFSC
    Mary

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    1. Thank you so much for your lovely comment Mary. xx

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  5. I SPOTTED a page from you in the wee hours of the am when I was just getting up and promised myself a nice stroll through your blog! AND THERE ARE TWO PAGES! Awesome-sauce! Ok, going back to look at the pages now! hugs!

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  6. EEEEK! That paper you used and those letters! SUPER COOL! And that photo you are so lucky!

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    1. Thank you Mitra. It had to be told. x

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  7. Amazing layout Jean and a lovely story
    Much love P xx

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    1. Thank you Pauline. Love to you too. See you at the nest workshop at CB. xx

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