Over at Fashionable Stamping Challenges this fortnight the theme is
Times Gone By
I am sure this is everyone’s fave theme for stamping as it allows you to make virtually anything you like. Dot has added lots of info for your inspiration which led me to put a little info of my own below.
I chose to show you the last two pages of an album I have made which shows two pics on tags … one of a much younger Andrew in fancy dress with his mates and one of Andrew’s Dad (Tom) sitting on the lap of his parents.
Also want to bore you with a little piece about Andrew’s Dad who sadly isn’t with us any more but can you believe the family only learnt this piece of info at his funeral.
Tom’s mum married a Canadian but he went back to Canada without her and she followed later.
She booked her passage to Canada to be with her husband but at the last minute she couldn’t go because she became ill so she cancelled and booked another passage for later.
Thank goodness she did her first voyage would have been on the …
TITANIC – which sank on 15th April 1912 – can imagine what would have happened … no Tom … no Andrew.
Anyway she eventually made it to Canada and into the arms of her husband, as you can guess, Tom was born in 1913.
The First World War broke out and Tom’s dad had to go and do his bit, that left Tom’s mother all alone in Canada so she decided to book a passage home to England and take Tom with her.
Can you believe what happened she broke her arm so could not make the crossing so again she cancelled and made another booking for later.
Wait for it … can you guess what was the name of the ocean liner she cancelled to go home on …
LUCITANIA – which was torpedoed and sank on 7th May 1915 – again can you imagine … no Tom … no Andrew.
How amazing was that, Andrew’s grandmother was definitely meant to be on this earth and here is the pic of Tom with his parents … awww
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You really must take a peak at all the Design Teams pieces they are truly inspirational