Saturday, 16 July 2011

Trick Cyclist?

I've always loved this picture of one of my cousins. It was taken in my Gran's back garden - probably by an aunt of ours. That's my 'trike' she's endeavouring to ride, and I can still feel the curve of the bell push under my thumb, and hear its tinny 'tring-tring'.

I learned yesterday that, at 83, she has been diagnosed with lymphoma, and it seems there may be secondary tumours. But when I talk to her on the phone, she still manages to retain her girlish sense of fun. I think that deserves a special Sepia Saturday tribute...

33 comments:

  1. It took ages for the image to appear, but it was well worth the wait!

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  2. I can see why it’s a favourite!

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  3. That is a keeper photo for sure.

    In my early days of teaching, they had a tricycle race for the teachers. I didn't get very far -- took about two peddles and split my pants wide open.

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  4. What a great photo - I am so sorry to hear about the lymphoma. This is the kind of photo that sticks with a person for life. Thank you for sharing it.

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  5. Lovely photo. Such a happy, care free looking smile.

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  6. A spirit or sprite moment captured by the camera! Very nice indeed.

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  7. That's a nice tribute. It's hard to imagine her at 83 when she looks so young in the photo.

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  8. I love old pictures ... and knowing that she still has that same sparkle present in the pic is heartwarming, really. She is in my thoughts and prayers, now.

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  9. That's a fabulous picture. She looks like someone who would never lose that spirit.

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  10. She looks fun . I'm sure her friends and family will rally round in great numbers to keep her company on the road ahead .
    I hope it all goes well .

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  11. What a great Photo Jinsky! Makes you just smile when you see her smile :) I will keep your Cousin in my thoughts and prayers.

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  12. I can still feel the curve of the bell push under my thumb, and hear its tinny 'tring-tring'...

    You are ever a poet! :) And yes, she seems to have a zest for life that I am sure will help her deal with even awful lymphoma - God Bless her!

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  13. That picture is so full of joy. I'm sorry to hear that your cousin is ailing. I hope she has had a good life? She looks the sort of person who makes the best of everything?

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  14. Happy moments like these are treasures for a lifetime.

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  15. What a great photo. I agree with Fran...she looks as if she could never lose that spirit.

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  16. It's rare that a single photograph captures as much about a person as this one does. Particularly precious to have it in hand right now, a lovely tribute to your cousin.

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  17. Such a very fun shot. So full of joy and laughter. I hope she still can find moments of that same joy amongst what she's facing.

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  18. It looks as though she has great spirit and full off life, so it's especially sad to hear the news.

    I had a trike very like that as well. Now you mention it, I can hear that bell too.

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  19. What a fun photograph. She looks like she would have been fun to be around. So sorry about the lymphoma. Her good attitude about it will help.

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  20. What a fantastic smile and fun image. Your cousin is in my prayers.

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  21. It is a lovely, happy photo of your cousin. The girlish sense of fun that you describe in the post, comes out in the photo as well. I am sorry to hear about her illness, and pray that God helps her to brave this illness.

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  22. An absolutely beautiful portrait, and smile.

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  23. She deserves such a tribute for looking so young and hopeful and happy. And she deserves such a tribute for staying positive in the face of the challenges that have befallen her.

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  24. A great photo, she looks so mischievous and full of fun. I'm sure she will fight her illness with the same vigour.

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  25. I wish her well. I remember those thumby cycle bells; wish I could find one for my adult trike! Great photo.

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  26. Lovely photo, great fun and timeless

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  27. Another appealing photo, Penny. Hearts go out to your cousin, I'm sure.

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  28. while i wince looking at her on that tricycle, as she might have pulled a muscle there, or something... but she deserves more than a salute. how about a BIG group hug?
    good luck to her [but you mentionned secondary tumors...].
    let's remain hopeful!!

    BIGHUGZ

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  29. A beautiful photo Pen. Wonderful that she is able to keep her spirits up in the face of serious illness. God bless her.

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  30. Lovely tribute to your cousin. Her strong spirit is standing her in good stead, by the sound of it.

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  31. Ha! A Splendid Photo.What A Warm Smile.I Bet She Would Never Let Anything Get In Her Way.

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