My Dad’s older sister sent me these a while back and they’re too good not to share. They’re pix from the family album featuring my Dad at the gorgeous Mangawhai (Mung-a-fie as in pie) Heads where my grandparents co-owned a bach with Grandma’s sister and their family.
How’s the first one, do you get the impression that the kid in the background is a little jealous of my father’s good catch?
This is the first outing for the family boat. I need to find out its history because, of what I know of my Grandfather I’d be very surprised if he didn’t make this. My Dad too is handy with wood-working tools, as is my brother, and Dad has made canoes and dinghys in his time. If I’m not mistaken that’s my Grandma sitting up front. Can’t tell if it’s Dad in the back… if so it’s a picture taken much later than the one above.
Here he is again loving the surf. Age? Maybe 10? If that’s the case then the year is 1955.
My weren’t those the days, before sun-block and hats and covering up!!
Ed. You may have deduced from the prolific entry posting today our author had a whole bunch of much more important stuff she should have been doing…