|Another lovely photo|
I couldn't better a story like that today.My goodness, the comments on your blog are blowing me away! Beauty???? I don't think so! But very, very flattering for an old girl, nonetheless.
Yes, I really was an anxious young girl because I'd had such a rough time with my father dying suddenly (in South Africa) just a couple of years before that picture was taken, and being uprooted 3 months later from everything I ever knew and taken to another country (Holland) where I arrived with NOTHING at all as the only suitcase with ALL my belongings was lost in transit. Then being sent to yet another country (England) to continue my education in yet another language. It was quite a lot for an eighteen-year-old to experience, and still stay relatively balanced and optimistic. I find it amazing that I look so serene in that picture when emotionally I was in turmoil.
'Tell that to the youngsters these days and they won't believe you . . . etc.'