Friday, May 13, 2011

Vintage Photos

My father is a gentleman, brought up in an era when one dressed for occasion and where clothes were cared for and tended. This photo was taken about 1954 when he was posted to Japan in order to assist with the return of Australian troops from Korea. My mother, not wanting to miss out on the adventure, jumped on a freighter and managed to get herself to Hiru where they found a traditional Japanese house and embraced the experience together. I should add that my parents were extremely tall for their generation, my father at 6'2" and my mother 5' 10" so they would have created a stir within the local community in which they lived so perhaps he felt he could be bold in a foreign land.

- Alison

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