lets do the time warp

When my father was just a few years older than he is here



He set sail from England on a world trip that would bring him to Australia on the SS Stratheden (1952)



And when I saw him on the weekend he showed me a little tin that has all kinds of treasures in it. His school reports, letters he wrote to his mother when he was away from her during the war. And these menus he kept from the trip. And I can imagine all the women in their fabulous dresses and the men suited up. There would have been a band and dancing. Good times.





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20 thoughts on “lets do the time warp

  1. Wow that's fantastic. Unfortunately my family has relocated so many times that we don't have any old tins or keepsakes. Researching my family tree is on my 'to do' list however as noone knows much about my families.

  2. I have a box of things I've carted around the place with me. Maybe someone will find it interesting one day. Or maybe they'll just take it to the tip lol.

  3. I never throw anything out so there will be a lot to go through…. LOL your reply to Jaffnut – someone will probably take it all to the tip – just like someone took all papa's cruise menus to the tip ……!!! You can wrap things in special archival paper to protect them. In tins they tend to get rust spots.

  4. True. I tend to agree with you as I've got tinned photographs of my mum's that are pristine. You have scanned things so copying them to disc will keep them for a very long time. I've been slogging through that process but it's worth it.
    Newspaper clippings are not holding up so well, though. I had spouse laminate them at his work.

  5. the old black and white photos are holding up well – its the colour ones from the sixties and seventies that are fading – a lot of them have that yellow look to them and some are just fading away.
    If you love twisted humour we'd get on well

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