Thursday, 26 March 2009
This is Hazel
Hazel was my Great, Great Aunt. She knitted wonderful socks, baked the most delicious biscuits and made the best cup of tea in the world. She made our tea in little china cups (and saucers) and always added a tiny bit of sugar.
This is of course Hazel as a wee girl. Wearing her best coat and tights and a little clip in her hair. Hazel was a little girl during WW1. Her big and most favourite brother died in that war. When they emptied his pockets to return his belongings home to his family, they found not a photo of a sweetheart or his parents but a photo of the little girl Hazel. There was no doubt she was his most favourite sister.
This little Hazel has found a new home now but some other special girls will be joining the shop soon. There will be Pearl, Daisy, Elsie, Ethel, Ruby and Joan. And like all the amazing women in my family, they all have a little story to tell...