Saturday, 19 August 2017

My late mother.




This is the last of my series of old photos, and a particular favourite of my late mother. 

Not too PC these days, but I like it anyway.




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    1. As I say, not too PC, but a nice photo.

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  2. What a brave woman, i am sure there is an interesting story behind the photo.

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    1. Yael, I'm afraid these Chimps were trained to put their arms around people to have their photos taken. The poor chap probably did 100 each day. You can just see that he is on a chain. These practices are very much frowned upon today; and quite rightly so; often the animals were drugged or mistreated if they didn't comply.

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  3. Great picture. Somewhere in East Africa? I like your mother's hat and smartness.

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    1. Almost, but no leopard skin bikini.

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    2. I can't believe it now but I watched them every week.

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  5. hat AND gloves...very well dressed indeed. Lovely photo

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    1. Yes, the gloves look rather nice too.

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  6. Your mum looks really happy ... how people dressed up to go to the zoo and how things have changed. We have a photograph of us at London Zoo riding on an elephant ... that doesn't happen anymore either AND, I can remember going to Wood Green with my Dad where there was a man with a dancing bear !!! XXXX

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    1. I'm sure I rode on that Elephant too, although no photo to prove it. I really hate dancing Bears, we used to think of them as being quite 'normal'.

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  7. You resemble your mom. I love how dressed up she is.

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    1. She was always very elegant; she liked her clothes!

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  8. Only the chimp showed up on our initial blog feeder. This is totally irreverent but it made me giggle. Sorry!

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    1. Oh dear... at least my mother would have been amused.

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  9. That is one AMAZING photograph. A real treasure, Cro.

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  10. I hate Zoos , but your mother looks lovely.

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    1. Not very PC these days, that's for sure.

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  11. Lovely photo of your mother. I love how the hat is elegantly tilted to the side; very pretty
    Greetings Maria x

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    1. She was always quite elegant, but in those days people usually were.

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  12. Like maria i love the hat, very olivia de havilland

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    1. It's the gloves that stand out for me; they look very expensive.

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    1. Me too Weave. I shall find a frame for it.

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  14. It's a fun photo. I hadn't realized one could have a picture taken with a chimp at the zoo. I think I might have been too scared.

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