Saturday, June 13, 2009

People in Grass Houses Shouldn't Stow Thrones




There's a joke that goes like that but its really very feeble and I can't remember it anyway so....

When I was in Lusaka I discovered an old green tin trunk of my dad's brimming with old pictures and newspaper clippings. There are some really funny ones and at the risk of boring ya'll I'm going to post a few up here.

Me doing the ironing...





..and playing with my bicycle. I LOVED that thing. The guys legs moved when you pushed it.



13 comments:

Janelle said...

ah mo! these are GREAT! and pam in her wedgey heels way back when...LOVE these! xxx j

Val said...

what a treasure trove you found!! wonderful golden memory invoking pics.sooo cute with the ironing board and bicycle man; chibembe backgrounds..love it!thanks xx

LoveANewIdea said...

Wow - FAR from boring, I think these photos are fantastic. What an interesting place...you've lived such a different life from what I have and I enjoy learning about it. Thanks for sharing.

Angela said...

Oh yes, those were the times! I must rummage if I can still find some of them, too. Maybe I`ll send you that funny cassette where you all tried to entertain me, after all. Can hardly part with it. So crazy! You sure DId have an extraordinary life! Your friends, the meowmen...

Dumdad said...

What lovely photos! So sweet.

Angela said...

Did you read my last-last blog post?

family affairs said...

How amazing that the clothes your mum (?) was wearing are now the height of fashion again now! Lovely photos Lx

SafariB said...

Gorgeoussss man!!!

where are they taken? Coz theres a saddle there hanging up, which got my confused :) xxx

Miranda said...

Janelle - I know, they're great huh? I've got LOADS more...

Val - The Good Ol Days of Chibembe!

LoveANewIdea - glad you find it interesting - I love digging up old pictures

Geli - I would LOVE to hear that tape. Can't you copy it?? We're all still laughing at the other one you sent!

DD - yes indeed. I particularly like the saggy nappy!

FA - yes my mom. I know isn't that funny!

SafariB - Its at Chibembe. I think the saddle is there coz of the 6 months we'd do in Maz for the rains. I guess we'd just take all our stuff with each each time like gypsies!

spacedlaw said...

Such precious souvenirs!

karen said...

What lovely old photos! They bring back lots of memories for me, too.. I We had a very similar structure we lived in, which was ironically named "the lounge/dining room". remember those wire cycle fellows, so well - in fact I am sure you can still get them in Zim! x

tam said...

Hahahahahahahahaah.

That flimsy fence, separating us from the crocodile infested river.

The saddle was not for the red hobby horse that is propped next to it.

That kelim.
Hahahahaah

JoeinVegas said...

You really lived in a grass house? Wow, so far from anything here I've seen.