Category Archives: Peggy Lane, nee Peigi Murray (maternal grandmother)

Blood brothers

Today is Brother 1’s 60th birthday. It doesn’t seem that long ago that the above photo was taken, in the early 1960s. He is on the right, Brother 2 in the natty bow tie on the left, myself in the … Continue reading

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Another Brick in the Wall (fence post with no object)

Having written one post which featured a brick wall as its focal object, I reckon I’d be pushing my luck if I did it again. But my recent visit to Barnes threw up lots of memories from these childhood streets, … Continue reading

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Bushels of birthday love (Object 122)

Today is my Grannie Lane’s birthday, although I was so young when she died that I have no memory of this occasion ever being celebrated. I only think of it now because I came across this card whilst looking through … Continue reading

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The Lewis mailcoach and the Glasgow trams (Object 70)

This photograph of my great grandmother Mary Murray, nee Morison, was sent to me by a cousin in France whom I have never met. Brother 1 knew her from his visits to France in his youth and has kept in … Continue reading

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Fairy Grandmother (Object 65)

My Christmas Day exhibit is another object from the regional branch of the Usmeum (Brother 2’s house). This is the fairy who has graced the top of our family Christmas trees ever since 1957, when my maternal grandmother, Grannie Lane, … Continue reading

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From a love burning brightly, to a light gone out (object 16)

Two letters written from Grannie to Grandad Lane, one from either end of their son’s life. The first is written in 1921 from her family home at Ness where she is staying with their baby boy, who, she writes “is … Continue reading

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Five Gold Rings (object 14)

Grannie Lane‘s rings, on my fingers. The fact that most of them only fit on my pinkie gives you an idea of how petite she was. I presume the gold band was her wedding ring, and the diamonds her engagement. … Continue reading

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