Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Way back and wordful Whensday

Timeline: 1973
My age: 5

We used to live on a smallholding where we had a few cows, a sheep or 3, chickens, ducks and geese, turkeys and bunnies. This was our first calf, which I named "Blommetjie" or little flower translated. She was mine and when she was sold after my dad passed away, the money was deposited in my bank account and was eventually used for my university fund.

I loved to play on the smallholding and I had 4 dogs, two house cats and about 30 yard cats to play with.

My dad farmed with flowers but was a full time Personnel manager, part time artist and lover of tiny German model trains.

For some more blasts form the past go over to Cheryl's and play along and if like me, and Angie at 7 Clown circus's Wordful Wednesday you have to "talk" about your photographs, head over there to have a look as well.


  1. Oh that is just *precious!* What a wonderful picture - and memory, Cat!

    Happy WBW :)

  2. Wow! That's an emotion filled picture and memory isn't it? Thank you for sharing that memory with us. Hugs to you and happy thoughts of your father.

  3. I think it was a great place, right? Great picture.

    Visiting your blog from Twinfatuation.

  4. Awww, How precious! I loved your post today! You are adorable!

  5. Oh Cat, what a DEAR picture! I covet your animal filled childhood. :)

    Happy Way Back When-esday...thank you for playing along!

  6. How adorable and what an interesting place that must've been growing up.

    Happy WBW!

  7. I love your picture! You looked so cute in that dress! Thanks for sharing!

  8. totaly cool picture and a great story!!

  9. Oh my stars. I ADORE this photo. You have some serious gems!

  10. I love that picture.
    I also spent time with lots of farm animals up in the Italian Alps...


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