Mum (Enid May Howells) was never a woman who wore lots of make-up, perfume or jewellery. But as I look through the old photographs of her, I see she was always smartly dressed, and had her hair styled. Looking at a couple of photographs of her sitting in a local park with me back in the early 1960s something caught my eye.
I took advantage of the ‘zoom’ facility in the photo programme and looked a little closer. I saw this –
I thought I remembered something, and sure enough – there it is, a sparkly brooch in the shape of a question mark! I just sit, holding it for a while, wondering about its origins. There’s something about holding actual objects that belonged to our family members. For me, it really focuses my mind on the person, brings them a little closer and I feel love and warmth from them.
I very rarely dress up in smart clothes, but the next time I do, I shall take out this brooch and pin it to my dress and hold my head a little higher 🙂