Today, we decided to explore the neighbourhood where Dad grew up. I was hoping we were going to have better luck than we did at the cemetery!
“You’ll find them all, doing the Lambeth Walk.” The lyrics popped into my mind when I saw this sign as I remembered Dad singing it when we were kids.
We also talked to a gentleman down the street, who told us that these storefronts had always been in front of the apartments, which was interesting. The people on the lower floors wouldn't have had much of a view.
This is the only clear picture we have of Dad's father, who is the third man from the left in the back row. Dad looks so much like him.
Cousin Ann's parents are the happy wedding couple. Cousin Dot is the adorable flower girl on the right and the flower girl in the middle is Dad's sister, Elsie.
The photo had always been one of the mysteries when we were kids. Who were all these people who lived in England? Now, at last, thanks to Dot and Ann, we have names for all of them. The man on the far right with the striped suit is Uncle Jack, the man behind the annual Christmas phone call.
Dad's mother died in 1935, the year before this photo was taken, and Dad's father would die in 1940 in WWII.