I showed her the pictures of the wonderful display at Windsor Castle - so beautiful and to my mind a shame that it couldn't be permanent, but then I suppose if it had been a permanent display people would not have appreciated its beauty.
From what I understand, that display has been dismantled and moved on to other sites around the UK. I hope so, as it truly was a work of art.
Being of that generation, my dad and his brothers served in WW2. In fact, my paternal grandma had 3 sons who (I believe) served in WW2 - my dad, my uncle George and my uncle Phil. I'm not sure about uncle George's background, dad I know served in Europe and uncle Phil had part of his foot blown off in Singapore. My dad's dad served in WW1 and was wounded in the Dardanelles, from where he was shipped back to England. He died a few years later as a result of his injuries. My grandma was then left a widowed mother of 6 children from a poor background, but was lucky enough to meet and marry a good man with whom she later had two more children. As dad said, he was as good a father to me as I could ever have wished for - a compliment indeed, particularly in those awful times.
|This picture of my grandad is about 100 years old - printed on cardboard!|
On that note, I wish you all a safe and happy weekend, where we will hopefully all be able to show our gratitude and respect to those who went before and gave so much!