Pennsif - The Early Years - My Cousin's Wedding c 1968

in threespeak •  20 days ago 

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This was my second cousin's wedding in 1968 I believe. I was 7 or 8 years old.

He shared the same surname as me and went to the same secondary school as me about 10 years earlier. A carving of our surname into a table in the science lab done by this cousin was once blamed on me!

Lots of bright '60s fashion going on here particularly amongst the younger guests.

I remember many of the relatives but not all...

There was my favourite cousin who was 4 years older than me and was killed just after he passed his test and drove his car into a telegraph pole.

There was my uncle the builder who looked like Tommy Cooper and helped my dad construct our conservatory.

There was another second cousin who was a fashion model in London and always en vogue.

There was my great auntie who every Christmas until she died gave me a Beano Annual and a ten shilling note (50p).

Then coming out of the church there was my granddad, grandma, mum and sisters (my dad was filming).

And then I pop up at 1min 30sec. I was wearing my school blazer as that was my 'Sunday best' at the time.

Light purple, or maybe it was lilac, seemed to be an 'in' colour that year.


It's funny, I saw a current video the other day of this same cousin volunteering at an aircraft museum. He's changed a bit!

I wish I could remember the names of all the people in the film.

One day, maybe, we will have Smart Media Timetravel, and I will be able to hop back to this place in time and write down everyone's names...


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