Saturday, 6 January 2018

Mirror, mirror on the wall....



One of the strangest things about having grandsons, is seeing oneself reflected in their features.

Take Aussie George (my daughter Tenpin's oldest above) for example. We could almost have been twins. That's exactly how I looked at 10-11 years old.

Here he is showing off his new Christmas prezzie keyboard. I do hope he hasn't inherited my musical abilities; I abandoned my melodious mastery of the Cornet, Trombone, and Bass Guitar, after extreme frustration quickly got the better of me!

Go on Georgie boy; play us a toon.

(I wonder if he looks at pictures of me and thinks 'Oh no; that's what I could end-up looking like when I'm older')



37 comments:

  1. Handsome young boy Cro. One thing l've also notice is that, like you, he also does not smile for the camera.
    Greetings Maria x

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  2. He is a handsome young boy. Hasn't he played you a tune via Skype yet?

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  3. At times on the street I see a man and a boy, and I can see the close physical resemblance. I feel like saying to the boy, your father is how you will look at the same age, but as I am not a cruel person, I don't say anything.

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    1. And I wouldn't so cruel to say the same thing to George.

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  4. looking at my granddaughters I see no resemblance to me. I do however now see my mother should I look in a mirror.

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    1. Resemblance can develop in the most unexpected places. In my case it seems to be only this one.

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  5. I used to refuse to smile for the camera too at that age.

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  6. In my childhood I looked exactly like photographs of my father at every stage. I even got into an argument with my grandmother who had a photo of me on her wall and insisted that it was my father. However the boy in the photo was holding Rose Pony, my favotite toy.

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    1. That sounds funny, almost like twins fooling around.

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  7. Very nice picture of him. My youngest granddaughter looks much like me.

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  8. I have seen resemblances between you and your children and grandchildren in many pictures you have posted. You have passed along some good genes.

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    1. Yes, I think we have quite a strong resemblance along the way.

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  9. I can see you in all of your grandchildren which is only to be expected I guess ! I think it's lovely. If George is anything like our son, he won't like performing to order ! XXXX

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    1. There's nothing worse than being asked to 'play something'.

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  10. My youngest grandson is the image of my father, including being over six feet at 16. My son-in-law says he's a changeling, as "there are no tall people in my family." Sore looser.

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    1. I haven't really seen my father in my lot, I think they mostly take after my mother.

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  11. Genetics is such a wonderful thing. Some people are creative, some mathematical, some beautiful, some plain, tall,short, calm,high strung and then all the genes are tossed in a mix and out comes the fastest swimmer...you! such a marvelous gamble!!Maybe that's why opposites attract... to make the gene pool more interesting!

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    1. We certainly have a good selection of different characters in our bunch. Very interesting to see what they get up to.

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  12. My great grand daughter looks just like photographs of me at a year old.

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    1. I have a few very old photograph albums showing women who looked very much like my mother; the strain must be very strong.

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  13. I will never experience that joy :-(

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    1. Less toys to buy; there's an advantage in everything!

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    2. John: My partner says the same, frequently. There are some compensations, but nothing can ever fill that need if one has it.

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    3. Sorry, Cro, for using your blog to talk to John. Your grandson is lovely. You are lucky to have him and the others.

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  14. Beautiful photo and a wonderful gift.

    cheers, parsnip and mandibles

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  15. Perhaps he should look at you and be grateful that he might be like you when he gets to your age.

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    1. Ha ha; not many would agree with you.

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  16. Your blog is very nice,Thanks for sharing good blog.

    soy'vvow]oN

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