This week, I thought it might be fun to take part in Sian's Storytelling Sunday series. As previously mentioned here, I've been looking back a lot lately and laughing at photos from 30 years or more ago ~ all down to the Yesterday & Today class I'm taking with Ali Edwards at BPC.
I belong to a family fortunate enough to have lived in the Far East, Hong Kong to be precise, in the early 1970s. I think most of my memories are probably inherited ones, but I have enough that are mine and mine alone. I also have the HK album my parents sent to my paternal grandparents and I love looking at us all caught in a time-warp for eternity.
Before I was married, I worked in secondary education and one of the pupils I knew well was Hong Kong Chinese. She was thrilled when I mentioned that I'd lived in HK as a child and asked if I had any photos she could look at. Along with some others, I showed her the above photo.
She giggled and said, "You know, Miss J., you haven't really changed that much, have you?"
"What on earth do you mean?" I asked.
"Well, you're still slim and your hair is still dark brown ..."
"You muppet, E, that's my mum! That's me, there! The small chubby one."
"Oh," said E.
" Just how old do you think I am, E? On second thoughts, don't answer that!"
Why not pop on over to Sian's blog to see what other stories are being shared today? You could even join in ...