Have you got a relation that you never got to meet that you would love to have met? The one I would have liked to have met is my Great Grandmother Gladys Mae (Holden) Nash. By all accounts from the stories I heard over the years she was a bit of a laugh, and like me LOVED COLOURFUL THINGS! So that must be where I get it from.
Gladys was born on the 18th of January 1888. This is her with her parents Louis and Kate.
Kate (in the wheelchair) and Louis (crouched next to her) with a bumper crop of Apricots from their Orchard in Waiomu, Thames, NZ. They lived in Te Aroha because of the thermal springs which were therapeutic for Kate. I am not sure but Gladys is quite likely to be one of the young ladies in the photo.
Previously they owned a farm in Feilding on a farm called Ridgelands. Louis imported the 1st Poll Angus bull in New Zealand, seen above.
Gladys married Ernest Octavius Nash on the 16th of June 1909 in Te Aroha. Ernest is the gentleman to the left of her behind her mother. Gladys's sisters were her two bridesmaids. Her grandfather William is the man second from the left and her grandmother Jane is the woman in black on the far right.
I love this photo as it has my great grandparents, great great grandparents, and my great great great grandparents in it!!
Ernest and Gladys had three daughters and then my grandfather William Ernest Nicholas Nash, known to us as Grandpa Bill (my mothers father). This photo shows two of his sisters with his parents.
Gladys passed away in 1957 five years before I was born. She was a dab hand at needle work and I have a box of her old embroidery cottons in all my favourite bright colours.
So yes, if I could meet an old relative it would be Gladys.
I think she would have approved of my cobalt blue and more than likely would have loved my bunch of girls and all their antics they get up to.
Hi Gladys, bet she would have enjoyed swinging and nattering in my garden on a warm summers day. She was an ample sized woman, another thing I have in common with her, apparently I am classed as a big girl, a larger lady, curvy, XL which I am pretty sure stands for extra luscious!!
I have plenty of pockets!!
There has been a bit of shopping this week as I stumbled upon a pop up shop full of glorious colourful things yesterday!! I don't often buy brand new but when a SALE RACK is conveniently parked at the door of a shop and it is bursting with COLOUR, like a moth to light I was drawn to it in some mystical way. Maybe it was Gladys guiding me?
Somehow I bought both these divinely colourful things.
Is this not why I work?
Oooops!!! I found this dress today, and somehow it came home with me. I think I am ready for SUMMER now.
When I had my hysterectomy 10 years ago my doctor said "your metabolism could speed up or slow down". I actually think it was removed with all those girly bits that were no longer any good. So I have CURVES, pretty sure there are worse things in life I could have.
Today was lovely but started off cool so I was striping of the layers as the day went on. Layers of second hand lovelies!! I am having a bit of a love affair with cobalt blue and aqua at the moment.
In Vinnies today I scored an entire paper mache' Nativity set at 20 cents per piece. I am not remotely religious but I quite like Nativity sets, so I finally have one. Santa was also only 20 cents and the books were all $1 each. My Summer reading supply is looking good.
These three were very pleased when I finally got home today and sat still long enough for them all to join me.
When did the world become obsessed with SKINNY?
Not me, I'm not obsessed with anything that isn't colourful and happy.
The weekend is about to start in four minutes, and I should go to bed! Have a brilliantly happy relaxing fun filled, smile worthy weekend.