Christmas is a time for families we al know that and this is being blogged live from my small family event.
I have just been shown 2 photographs of people I have never met or known, or indeed seen pictures of
One is my grandfather and the other the man from whom my middle name comes - I really should know more about these people !
My middle name is Dean although I never really knew why or indeed wondered enough to enquire properly but this christmas eve I was shown an old photograph that had been sent to my parents.
Who’s that said I being shown the picture below.
A relative of my father (so presumably me as well) from whom I take my middle name !
He was a gunner in the Royal Artillery during World War I and sadly died of natural causes in only his early 40s. It feels very strange looking upon him now and I can’t help thinking I should know more of my families past or indeed what they’re doing now - what’s left of them of course !
The above was another revelation my grandfather, on my father’s side, whom I never met and this is only the second time I’ve seen a picture of him.
He too lived in Grimsby and this picture shows him at work on Grimsby Fish Docks working at the family fish merchants which he ran.
All very strange, especially at this time of year - strange feelings and thoughts of family etc
Anyhoo, I’d better head off as we are about to exchange presents
Merry Yule to one and all
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