Friday, 13 February 2009

The Strangest thing ....




Des is often on boards and this week while on the historic dublin photos thread someone said they had a photo of "Georges Pocket" which is where Des's father grew up, and in fact his parents lived there for the first few years of their marrage.

So the above photo was posted on the forum. And Des decided to show it to his Uncle Ben - who is his fathers identical twin brother - Des's dad is dead this 12year now.

Anyhoo - low and behold - in the front of the photo there are two little guys to each side of the lad with the rope ..and ...the young lad facing front is Des's father. Ben is the wee guy with his back to the camera beside him.

Now the great question is - How did Ben know which was which twin?!? While they were both alive I was often stuck to tell them apart - and they would often play tricks on people.

The woman just about seen in the second floor window - with the window boxes - is Des's granny Julia.

Another interesting fact about this photo is that Ben says Dessie is wearing the overcoat they got for their first communion. Not a coat each - a shared one! And we think times are hard now.....

5 comments:

Dianne said...

OMG what a lovely story!!! just goes to show how small the world is

sandidune said...

What a wonderful story and a great pic- thanks for sharing.

Lainey said...

Brilliant story Liz - love how the photo turned up eventually. I have a similar story which I'll post up when I get a chance to scan the photo!

Definitely one to scrap!

Holly said...

What an amazing find and a great story that could have been lost.

noelle said...

What a great story Liz, I am so interested in stuff like this. My dad was from Dublin and I don't have any photographs of him any further back than when he was an adult but now your story has inspired me to try and source some.