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Saturday, 21 December 2013

A Fairy Mary Christmas Everyone


This is my Mum, Mary, in about 1925, dressed in a fairy outfit made by my grandma out of crepe paper. Mum has just celebrated her 93rd birthday and is well-known to long-standing followers of this blog as she is the star of so many posts, often accompanied by my Dad.

She joins me in wishing a Happy Christmas to everyone who has supported Hanging on My Word by visiting and leaving such lovely comments this year. She gets to read them all and has three of my ‘Sepia Stories’ books which she enjoys re-reading.  Here she is with the latest issue on her birthday last month. Number four will be in her Christmas stocking. She also has ‘The Best of Sepia Saturday’ which she says is a really good read.

You can find out more about this fairy and my mother-in-law, also called Mary, and how they came to be dressed up as fairies in Mary the Fairy. In the meantime, we are taking a break over the Christmas holiday period and we will be back with more sepia stories in 2014.

There are more stars over at Sepia Saturday. Go and see what Christmas cards other contributors have posted. You’ll to find some shining examples to see you through the winter nights.

16 comments:

  1. I absolutely LOVE Fairy Mary -- then and now!

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  2. Nell! Tell Your Mum, this Yorkshireman thinks she looks a Bonny Lass I hope she,you & all your family have a really Good Christmas.Best Wishes from Tony.x

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  3. Your Mum looks wonderful, so cute as little fairy, precious. I wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas and all the best in 2014. Love and hugs T.

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  4. Lovely! Best wishes to you and your Mum too.

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  5. A super fairy at any age. Happy Christmas to you both,

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  6. Merry Mary Christmas to you and your family too!

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  7. Merry Christmas to you and your family. Your mum looks remarkable for 93!

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  8. That is a gem of a photo. Your mother is remarkable for her age. I wish you both a very Merry Mary Christmas.

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  9. Your mum looks great in both photos! I hope you and your family have a lovely Christmas!

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  10. A perfect end to the year! Best wishes to you and your mum for a joyful holiday and bright new year.

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  11. My Mom turned 95 in May & absolutely will not entertain the idea of even having a simple computer-type for email only, so I print out all my Sepia entries & mail them to her. I'm thinking I should buy her the Sepia Sat. #200 book! Love the picture of your Mum in the fairy costume. What a treasure to have.

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  12. It is fun seeing your mother reading your stories in book form. I made "books" for Christmas presents several times, but that was before there easy ways to publish digitally. They were in looseleaf notebook form and printed on my inkjet printer.

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  13. Happy New Year, Marilyn and Mary the Fairy. That was some costume! Made with love, no doubt.

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  14. She was quite a vision!!
    Nice that you still have her with you.
    Enjoy your holidays and my very best wishes for 2014,
    to you and all your loved ones, especially Mary!!
    Take care!!
    :)~
    HUGZ

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  15. What a fabulous mum! Happy New Year - Mary, too!

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