Monday, October 26, 2015

In Conversation with My Mother

Born during the Depression, in the year Hitler came to power. Growing up during the war, with her father away in the Air Force.  It was a rocky start that turned into a wonderful life.
 A brilliant career as a flight attendant with TAA and travelling to Europe on the Grand Tour.  In conversation with my mother, is an interesting insight into an ordinary life lived during extraordinary times.

I am determined to get some of mum's wonderful stories down on video.  Here is the first installment,  It is 30 odd minutes so make yourself a brew and settle in for a documentary about a woman who came from humble beginnings and turned out to be independent, loved working despite the discrimination of the time and really did a lot more than many women of her generation.

Hang in there as she starts off slowly, but layer by layer reveals a wonderful narrative of a girl, who made her own way in the world.

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  1. You look like her in the pic with dad.

  2. You look like mum in your parents pic, Nic

  3. Really interesting!Thanks for sharing!AriadnefromGreece!

  4. WOW I'm awe struck, thank you for sharing to both of you and taking your readers on a trip to memory lane.
    Cheers Margo on Vancouver Island.

  5. Bonjour chère amie,

    Une jolie et émouvante publication...

    Gros bisous ✺ ♡ ✺

  6. I love all these images and you two look so much alike.

  7. Oh, I so love this. I bought a little interview book years ago 'Interviews with my Father' and it included questions and a space for me to write the answers. Sadly my dad's dementia had hit pretty hard them so he struggled to remember much about his childhood friends, first car etc... I did get a 'Mother' version as well and my mum actually filled most of it in herself. It's a wonderful keepsake... though I haven't been able to look at my Father's book since he passed away 4 yrs ago!


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