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At the Market

It was freezing cold at the market on Saturday, as it remained for the rest of the day and Sunday. Apart from fruit and veg, my only purchase was a bundle of old photographs. They’re mostly late nineteenth century and I like the fact that nearly all have the name of a local (to me) photographic studio on the front, sometimes with ornate detail on the back. I buy these to convert them to images for cards. The photo of this young girl is later than the others but I took a fancy to her. She reminds me of Winifred in Ballet Shoes.

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It's not been too bad here, chilly but sunny for the most part and today was lovely, warmish as well. I've just looked out before going to bed and it's raining.

I love old postcards and I've often bought them in antique shops or the craft market. I have quite a collection that were my grandfather's. The one you show here is sweet. I look at these cards that are photographs and wonder about their lives and their descendants alive now.

I envy you your postcard collection.
Like you, I wonder about the history of the old photos I pick up. What happened to this serious-looking girl, I wonder?

Yesterday morning was warm and sunny enough for some gardening. It didn't last long and it's foul again this morning. May should be such a beautiful month.