Saturday, 12 July 2014

Once Upon a Sketch - Numbers

Another great sketch and subject from Once Upon A Sketch; numbers. I have a huge stash of photos so just went through them all and found this, quietly waiting to be scrapped; it is my first family, our family of 5. Our mother, a nurse and siblings taken in the mid 60's. Our eldest brother was in high school and a member of the Army cadets; he later went on to join the reserve army and the police force and served both well for over 25 years. I am the one at the back with long hair; I met the love of my life only a few years later; he loved my long hair which finally got cut the year my eldest son was born, my next sister is the one with dark wavy hair wearing her holy communion dress who went on to join the defense forces and after having her family went to work at a bank and our baby sister, the little blonde at the front who is now a nurse living, saving and healing lives in the USA.
I chose the quote carefully: 'The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.' We didn't have a lot when we were kids but we were taught one thing; we did not need to be defined by where or how we lived, by what we didn't have and our future was only limited by ourselves and our imagination. Our family of 5 have successful careers, beautiful families of our own and enough of everything else; we made what was considered by our peers to be impossible, possible!
Thank you for looking and any comments you may leave, best wishes.


  1. I love seeing ohotos of dad when he was younger, I must ask you to scan some for me.
    This is one of my faves of yours. It's got such a soft feel to it which suits the photo. And what a gorgeous quote.

  2. What a beautiful photo and an even more beautiful story. This is a wonderful memory to document. I love the soft muted vintage tones. Just lovely. THanks for playing along with us at OUAS this month.

  3. This is such a thoughtful your journaling...& you have all done soooo well:):) Also, that wood background & the subtle embellies - perfection! As always, thanks so much for sharing with us at OUAS:):):) And if you haven’t already done so, you can link this to our Once Upon A…Sketch Facebook Page for a chance at our special FB prize!