Two bookends and a T #WhatsTheStory #MagicMoments

By | January 27, 2014


Life has a great deal of uncertainties in it, but also some certainty too. There is a beginning and an end. It’s what we do in the middle bit that counts.

The picture above was taken just over a week ago, three generations of men I care about very deeply. A son, his father and his father.

Their lives were irrecoverably changed nearly six weeks ago but there they are smiling for a photo, looking happy to be together.

On the left is my Hubbie aka Mr Bluecrisps. In the middle is T, our cheeky little man, our football-stat loving T who is doing us proud and will continue to do so, he might have high functioning autism but it does not have him. Finally,on the right is Hubbie’s dad. A man learning day by day to live a different way of life, suddenly.

They look like bookends don’t they. With T in the middle.

Because of genetics, T is pre-disposed to have his dad’s (and Grandad’s) hairline, I joke with T sometimes that he’d better make the most of his lovely hair because it will be gone and he’ll be heading for grey – probably – by the time he’s 30. At the age of 11.5, T thinks everyone over a teenage is positively ancient and he’s having none of it! In his logical mind, it’s his hair and it’s not leaving him, no way.

Maybe science will have progressed in the next decade and a half and T’s full head of hair will continue but if it doesn’t, life goes on. It has to.

I wonder if there’ll be another picture like this in 30 years or so. A couple more Bluecrisps family bookends and a cheeky chappie in the middle, I hope so.

I’m linking this up with Magic Moments and What’s The Story as a three generation picture is just so special.



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Coombe Mill (Fiona) on 27th January 2014 at 7:48 am.

I do love a multo generational photo, they all look so happy in each other’s company there.


Jeannette on 27th January 2014 at 11:00 am.

Thanks Fiona, it was a lovely moment, glad I captured it 🙂


Tas D on 27th January 2014 at 8:44 am.

I kept looking at the similarity between your hubby and his dad – they are SOOOO similar, I didn’t even spot your son until a few seconds later 🙂 Lovely photo!


Jeannette on 27th January 2014 at 11:00 am.

Thanks, lol, I know. Definite pair of bookends 🙂


Jocelyn (@ihavecards) on 27th January 2014 at 9:55 am.

Such a lovely photo and post! They look very happy together 🙂


Jeannette on 27th January 2014 at 10:59 am.

Thanks Jocelyn, they were 🙂


HonestMum on 27th January 2014 at 10:29 am.

Really moving post, hope they are all OK. I thought hairline came from the maternal line x


Jeannette on 27th January 2014 at 10:59 am.

Thank you, yes, they are doing far better than I thought they would. I had read about the maternal line too but my men have either bucked that or maybe T will keep his lovely, thick hair 😉 thanks for reading and commenting x


Charly Dove on 27th January 2014 at 11:08 am.

What a wonderful post Jeannette, just lovely. Mr Bluecrisps and his dad look so similar, it’s uncanny! Lovely, thank you so much for sharing with #whatsthestory


Jeannette on 27th January 2014 at 1:58 pm.

Thanks Charly, that was the main thing that struck me too, lovely to get a pic like that 🙂


Redpeffer on 27th January 2014 at 12:58 pm.

Gosh the similarities are amazing a aren’t they! I do love seeing family I ages like this-they are very special indeed.


Jeannette on 27th January 2014 at 1:59 pm.

Thanks Iona, me too. I love looking at old photos (and trees) 🙂


Kim Carberry on 27th January 2014 at 1:44 pm.

Aww! Wonderful photo! They really are so alike! x


Jeannette on 27th January 2014 at 2:00 pm.

Thanks Kim, there’s def no denying they’re father and son 🙂 x


Sarah @apartyofseven on 27th January 2014 at 5:31 pm.

gorgeous shot. i love these sort of images x


Jeannette on 28th January 2014 at 10:39 am.

Thanks Sarah, me too 🙂


Jaime Oliver on 27th January 2014 at 11:34 pm.

what a really fantastic shot you managed to capture, 3 generations is beautiful xx

thanks for linking up with #MagicMoments x


Jeannette on 28th January 2014 at 10:40 am.

Thanks lovely, must make sure I get a few more like that this year xx


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