My brother, back home in Sweden, has bought a scanner! It’s the kind that can scan film negatives, slides and so on. This was wonderful news to me. Gerry has so many old photos from way back, of his childhood … boxes of them … and I’ve always lamented «I don’t have any photos at all of my earlier life!!!» Well … now I do! He has already sent me 108, and that’s just for starters!
Many of them are of our town … buildings and streets that no longer are. They’re all from the 60’s, which was his big ‘photo period’ … all black and white. Others are personal, with people in them …friends and relatives. The last two batches have been from my first communion.
In one of those pictures, my teacher from grade 3 through 6 appeared. She died just last month, I read in the obituaries in the local paper, but here’s how one thought led to another: I showed these photos to Gerry and told him about them …who the people were, and so on … also, how I’d told everyone that I did not want any gifts of any sort for my confirmation.
From my teacher, still I received this beautiful little cross, to be used as a bookmark in the Bible … it was handmade by her sister, and all of a sudden I remembered that I had it here! Immediately grabbed my camera and took a picture of it.
Thanks to the Internet, I’ve now found out that this is “Bobbin Lace” [please, click on the link for an explanation]. We [girls], got to try the technique when I was a kid in school and it was extremely complicated.
April sure started out in a lovely way here and we went out for a little spin. Sunshine, no winds … the ferry over to Kingston peninsula had started again after the Winter, so we drove up there. I’m always hoping to see eagles up there, as we’ve seen so many, but no such luck today. Still … a wonderful day all together!