Monday, 13 May 2013

To Jessie love Arthur

I have wanted to scrap these WWI pictures for some time so the Scrap 365 May Challenge seemed the ideal opportunity and  I had already knitted the poppies for it.

The left hand picture was taken in France hence the Eiffel Tower picture and French postage stamp.  In the vellum envelope is a scan of an original silk postcard and message.  I have several of those he sent and they are in good condition considering they are almost 100 years old!

I cannot image what it must have felt like - they were in the rifle brigade - spending 4 years in a trench and knowing they could be killed at any time.  Or what their wives and children must have felt when they read about the huge numbers of casualties each day.

Luckily he survived, or I would not be here today.  Makes you think, doesn't it?


  1. Hi Shirley, thanks so much for the visit to my blog and your lovely comment! Love this page...and the papers are so great with those photo's! Really stunning photo's and love the knitted perfectly! ;-)

  2. How beautiful this is and we love the knitted poppy!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

  3. Are these your Grandparents Shirley ? What a lovely Memorial to Jessie and Arthur. Your knitted Poppies are beautiful. A wonderful Project. Take care now. Marion x

  4. Love this - & what memories & stories to pass on .....
    Jo. x