My father in the black jumper,he was always standing straight, never leaning, with some workmen in the woods, here it seems they have a "smoko". I always liked this photo because it looks so relaxed and friendly.
He always told us to stand straight and not to lean!!
My father was not a smoker and not a drinker; he also did not like work in the office. He always made sure that he could spend a lot of time outside. When I was small he always took me for walks into the forest and told me the names of the trees and showed me were the badgers lived.When I was older he taught me to shoot. He praised me when I made a good mark. But there was no shooting birds or any animals. It was purely for sport, and he thought it was good if a girl or woman could also handle a gun with responsibility!
I think this photo is probably around 1933.
My grandmother of my fathers side with two of her farmhands "making hay".
She was a tiny woman with lots of stamina, always working hard, she was the one to look after
the farm, house, and children.