Friday, 14 November 2014

Great Uncle Richie


I was thrilled this evening when my sister in law found this photo of my great uncle Richie
I remember instinctively " liking" the man in the photo as a child
And now we are exploring the family tree,
, we have refound him so to speak.


31 comments:

  1. Bloggers have disappeared from the face of the earth when they caught the family tree bug. Good for you that someone else is doing the hard yards.

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  2. I love his wavy hair; very handsome. That shirt makes him look like an explorer of exotic lands. Do you think he'd have been good at shooting zombies?

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    1. Well...I obviously take after him in the looks department... So I don't see why not

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  3. His ears are a bit weird..

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  4. I think he is very, very handsome. And I, too, would instinctively like him, I believe. His eyes are quite kind. His lips are generous.

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  5. Richie was a good looking man. As they say, "you come from fine stock."

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  6. He looks like a happy soul and a kind one as well. Very nice looking young chap.

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  7. He looks like he could be in Africa and on some adventures with
    Denys Finch Hatton and Isak Dinesen.

    cheers, parsnip

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  8. Burma, or the North West Frontier?

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  9. Tom
    The photograph was taken formally in Rangoon!

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  10. He has a kind face. I believe you can tell a lot from a person's face.

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  11. Lovely eyes - even not knowing what color they were.

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    1. I think like mine
      Grey/blue

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    2. Just re checked
      Grey green

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  12. I can see why you liked him, he has very kind eyes.
    Briony
    x

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  13. Nice to connect with the past and future

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  14. Lionel Richie?
    So you think you know the answers, oh no
    Well the whole world has got you dancing
    That's right, I'm telling you
    It's time to start believing, oh yes
    Believing who you are, you are a shining star

    Now THAT is poetry! (NOT)

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  15. Family trees are great things. Hubby found someone from the Revolutionary war in his.
    Of course he already knows his lineage can be traced back to France. That part is neat, too.
    Enjoy your weekend, John.

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  16. What a dandy! Looks like Rudolph Valentino.

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  17. I've been trying to buy a 'bush jacket' like that for years; they all seem to have disappeared.

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    1. Not sure where you're located but they sell them online at Onlinemilitaria.com. Good luck!

      Very handsome man John, he looks kind and good-humoured.

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    2. Thank you J.... I'll have a look.

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    3. Just looked....$48.

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  18. He has such a friendly open face , I bet you're glad you take after him

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  19. Looks rather debonair - and has an enigmatic smile - think he looks rather shy.

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  20. He has a mischievous twinkle in those eyes....

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  21. You do indeed take after him in looks, John. He has a face that one would like to meet.
    Very much enjoy your blog.

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  22. Oh my...he is a handsome fellow! You definitely take after him. He looks like a good person to hug.

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  23. He's like a scrubbed up version of you.

    I can imagine him tramping round the chicken field .... but in jodhpurs and leather boots, with the pack of dogs following neatly behind ;-)

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