Sepia Sat. theme this week holidays. Holidays can mean anything from a weekend get-away to a full blown trip to the far corners of the world.
For most middle class people in the 50's and 60's a holiday usually meant a short respite from your weekly schedule.
When my mom and dad were growing up a 'holiday' usually meant a trip for the day to the seaside.
Mom's would have been some trip to a Yorkshire close seaside, while dad's would have been one easy to get to from London.
This first picture is a picture of my dad's mom and a sister at a seaside close to London (maybe someone across the pond will recognize the pier.)
And in all other pictures I have of this day, she is dressed the same.
This second is a picture with grandma and sister's husband.
This third picture is of the same sister and her husband.
This next set is of my mom's side of the family at a more northern beach.
Far right picture is mom and dad on the beach.
Mom is also in the black jumper in the far left picture, and we believe she is the one in the swim cap in the middle photo. (She looked a lot like one of her sisters.)
This next one would be the late 20's early 30's of mom and sisters. The young man is unknown. (Again, someone across the pond may recognize the buildings in the background.)
Once we came to the states 'holiday's' meant one week a year to the Lake of the Ozark's and weekend day trips with cousins and such. Well, at least for the first ten years or so.
This photo is of my mom and her sister with a handful of us kids. ( I am told I was asleep in the car. )
It is taken at Meramec Caverns in Missouri.
What is funny is mom (left) is posing with beer. She doesn't drink beer.
This second picture is mom and same sister posing at one of our local swimming holes. It was either Holiday Beach or Suntan Beach. The water would have been from the Missouri River.
A local farmer got industrious and dug out a channel and brought in sand and made a local swim area.
It was there for years.
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