Braemar 1966 by jamibann

Braemar 1966

My daughter and I spent the day with dad yesterday. Particularly poignant given the condition of his health at the moment. Whilst there, Mhairi spent some time in his office, looking through some of his old family slides. She found a few goodies and this was one of them - taken with her i-phone, holding the slide up to the light. I then cropped it and converted it to black and white.

I was 6 years old in this photo, and we were living in Braemar at the time. Dad was heavily involved in Mountain Rescue and this was me trying on his walking gear for size! I could never fill his boots. Not now, not then.
What a great find.. cute shot.
January 2nd, 2021  
How cute!
January 2nd, 2021  
How extremly cute! So nice of him, to keep all those memories and mark them. Hope your dads health improves!
January 2nd, 2021  
Am moved by how your father has conscientiously and faithfully guarded this shot...and other gems. This surely makes him an honorary member of 365!
January 2nd, 2021  
Poignant and beautiful, what a super memory to have. You still have that lovely smile! Big boots indeed. Sending much love your way, aching for you.
January 2nd, 2021  
Ah what great memories. My dad has severe Parkinsonism now and is frustrated by limited mobility. And now of course we can’t visit again....luckily he’s a lover of FaceTime.
January 2nd, 2021  
A real treasure to keep.
January 2nd, 2021  
So cute
January 2nd, 2021  
Aw you look so cute. I have a photo of my daughter about the same age wearing David's RAF boots.

What a treasure to keep.
January 2nd, 2021  
such a great memory and photo :)
January 2nd, 2021  
Oh, this is such a wonderful shot
January 2nd, 2021  
Always nice to look at old photos...wonderful memories
January 2nd, 2021  
What a priceless photo :)
January 2nd, 2021  
Excellent work in recuperating an old slide! Beautiful portrait and nice narrative. Fav
January 2nd, 2021  
Wonderful memories, great slide to add to your albums
January 2nd, 2021  
nice!
January 2nd, 2021  
You brought that old slide and the memory to life.
January 2nd, 2021  
It's great to have photos like this. First time in walking boots!
January 2nd, 2021  
Such a poignant photo Issi....your words too are a testimony to your dad & his helping rescue life in Braemar. I can tell it’s you ....you can fill those boots now though! Your everyday attire! It must have been a very emotional time this Christmas & all together round the table. That’s the trouble with getting old, you never know when it’s your last! Fave.
January 2nd, 2021  
Delightful!
January 2nd, 2021  
What a lovely photo to come across. Treasured memories!
January 2nd, 2021  
What a wonderful find...
January 2nd, 2021  
So cute.
January 2nd, 2021  
really wonderful, and great story to go with it!
January 2nd, 2021  
Absolutely delightful!
January 2nd, 2021  
Adorable treasure!
January 3rd, 2021  
@happypat Yes it's been an exhausting and very emotional couple of months. More to come, I'm afraid. Trying just to take one day at a time. It was lovely having the kids home, and I was happy that they could spend some time with dad. They both found it difficult to leave him though.
January 3rd, 2021  
@casablanca Thank you. It's still a bit of a roller coaster as regards dad, so we're just doing our best to do our best by him.
January 3rd, 2021  
Such a sweet memory to have! You ought to get it printed! :)
January 3rd, 2021  
How wonderful
January 3rd, 2021  
Issi, this is so special. I'm very sorry to hear that things are challenging for your Dad though. That's concerning. You will be in my thoughts an extra measure as you care for your precious father.
January 4th, 2021  
This is so adorable! I'm so sorry to hear your father is not doing well. I know you are treasuring every moment. When you have a special dad it's very hard. Looks like you've had a special relationship with him throughout your whole life. That truly is precious.
January 8th, 2021  
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