Summer at home in Daisy Hill

Sunday, May 8, 2016

A DAY TO REMEMBER MOTHERS

My mother, Florrie, lived from 1912 to 1999. She was born in St Helens, Lancashire but grew up in Newmillerdam, Yorkshire. When she was 18 she moved to London to study nursing. She worked at Claybury Hospital in Woodford Bridge, London. 
 
She was married in 1936 and my brother was born in 1937 and I was born in 1942. They endured 6 years of war in London and 4 years of rationing before they migrated to Australia in 1949. I remember her as a loving, caring mother who was always dressed beautifully. These photos were taken in late 1930's and early 40's.


26 comments:

  1. What a beautiful tribute to your mother. I enjoyed the photos.

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  2. Nice - I often wonder how long it took to 'do your hair' back then?

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  3. Diane, your Mother was beautiful and also very stylish, a fine Lady.

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  4. Thanks for sharing these photos, Diane. My mother also dressed very stylishly.
    And, happy Mother's Day to you as well

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  5. Hello Diane, lovely images of your Mom. A lovely tribute for Mother's day. Happy Mother's day to you. Happy Sunday, enjoy your new week ahead!

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  6. she is beautiful and you are blessed to have these photos. i love seeing the clothes and fashions from way back when... Happy Mothers day

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  7. Very nice tribute to your mother.

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  8. My mother was born in 1918 and died in 1994 of cancer. She always had been more a wife to my father than a mother to me. Fortunately I had my grandma.

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  9. The war ... and then a new lif in a strange land. In spite of all those changes in your mom's life she looks peaceful and happy in your photos. Cherish your memories on this Mother's Day, Diane.

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  10. great mother a nice memory.

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  11. I have so many things of my Mum around the house that she is constantly in my thoughts. Wish she was here now. T'other Diane

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  12. She was very stylish. The photos are a lovely reminder of your mother.

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  13. Beautiful Di, and a great tribute to your mum

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  14. Your Mother was very pretty, Diane! I know our Moms are always in our hearts.

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  15. Lovely to see these photos Diane. A wonderful tribute to your mum.

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  16. What a beautiful tribute to your mom, Diane. I always enjoy seeing photos of her on your blog.

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  17. Your Mother was beautiful! Lovely tribute.

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  18. Such a pretty woman, hard for many of us to know how hard they had it during the war, how strong they had to be as often their husband was off fighting the war so they had to do so much on their own.

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  19. Women in those days had a special kind of fresh beauty. Your mother looks lovely.

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  20. What lovely old photos! I enjoyed seeing them:)

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  21. Lovely photos of your Mother Diane. True treasures these old photos.

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  22. Incredible photos Diane, your mum was gorgeous. I love that period, apart from the war of course. Women always looked so stylish and feminine!

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  23. Beautiful lady, wonderful memories!!

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  24. I remember her dancing in the lounge room at Christmas one year. And listening to her tell me about living in London during that time. Happy Grand-mother's day X

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  25. I enjoyed hearing about your pretty mom's life. What a brave family to leave London for Australia in those years. So far from family and all they knew.

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