26 June 2013

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What happened? It must have been the summer of 1990 when I snapped our daughter Frances (above) in one of her grandfather's newly harvested fields. As I recall, we had just been on holiday in Northumberland - borrowing Charlie and Winnie's caravan. It was a great summer and one bright afternoon we walked along the beach from Dunstanburgh to Craster..."Oh the salty sea! I feel as happy as can be..." In the eighties, we were blessed with two wonderful children and you can see that our Little Frances was really very lovely. Where did all those years go?

And now she's twenty four. Here she is with her office team in Leeds. They all seem so young and yet they are pushing ruthlessly to meet targets that involve many thousands of pounds every month. Her hair is darker now. She is third from the right and is it too nauseous, too Hollywood, too soppy to say that I love her no less now than I did then? She is truly the apple of her father's eye...

9 comments:

  1. Maybe too soppy to folks who don't have children. To me it is absolutely fine and something I would say about my own except both are sons. They are apples too though!

    Your daughter is beautiful!

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  2. As a Greek shopkeeper once said about my daughter: 'Papa's photo!'. Meaning that she got her good looks from me and I can see your likeness in Frances. You must be very proud.

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  3. Not soppy at all. A very beautiful girl - then and now.

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  4. What a gorgeous young woman -- but then, she was gorgeous from the get-go, wasn't she?

    If you think your children are great, wait until they show you your grandchildren, who will be absolutely perfect. You will find that your love does not divide, it multiplies.

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  5. What a gorgeous young woman -- but then, she was gorgeous from the get-go, wasn't she?

    If you think your children are great, wait until they show you your grandchildren, who will be absolutely perfect. You will find that your love does not divide, it multiplies.

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  6. What a lovey tribute to Frances. That relationship between fathers and daughters is special indeed.

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  7. Beautiful child and beautiful young lady. I can hear the love and pride in our words. You ole softie.

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  8. She was a lovely child - and is a lovely young lady!

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