Grumpy old fart!!!

"If you talk to God you're religious. If God talks to you, you're psychotic."

Treasures – 1943


A few years ago Mother sadly died and whilst sorting out her “estate” I found the following items, Dad had sent them to Nanna, tourist items, mother of pear covered, produced in their hundreds, if not thousands but nevertheless priceless, Nanna always said that the Last Supper only came wrapped in a few sheets of wrapping without any damage and so maintained that she was meant to have them. No doubt, they were treasured by her, knowing that her son was alive and well during the Second World War. I have fond memories of seeing them on her sideboard as a child. There must be an irony that I’m the custodian of these Christian items especially as I’m a Muslim, hopefully Mum, Dad, Grandad and Nanna are have a good laugh

March 6, 2022 Posted by | Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

True Till Death

I went to an antique fair yesterday and found this beautiful late Victorian lithographic print, it isn’t worth much but I returned several times to the seller, captivated by the models face. The semi religious theme is typical of the period and I seem to remember my Nan having similar prints when I was a child. Sadly it is a little damaged which I have “repaired” with Serfi but I expect that to have it professionally repaired, re-mounted and framed will make it total cost much more that it is worth, especially as the original only cost £7.00 – but for the pleasure of viewing it daily it will be worth it.

August 29, 2011 Posted by | Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , | 4 Comments

Maude Fealy

Maude Fealy (March 4, 1883 – November 9, 1971) was an American stage and film actress. Fealy first gained public notice as a silent film actress, and sucessfully adapted to performing both on the stage, and later, successfully adapted to acting in films with sound, a feat that many of her peers never successfully accomplished.

Maude Fealy

February 10, 2010 Posted by | Actress Nuns, Deltiology, Maude Fealy, Servants, Social History | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment