100 Years On

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100 Years…

Do you ever stop and wonder what life would be like if we hadn’t won the war? If our soldiers hadn’t risked their lives so we could live ours?

We have come so far in 100 years!

We have won two wars, put man on the moon, abolished slavery and built the internet.

I sometimes wonder if our soldiers would be proud of us or think the worlds gone totally barking mad!

We can never answer that question, but I know I am thankful to them all.

The girls will be taking part in the local Armistice day parade with Brownies and I will be there to pay my respects.

Wherever you are and whatever you do today, please make sure you take two minutes to stop and think of how different life would be.

To think of all those parents whose sons never came back 100 years ago!

 My Boy Jack, by Rudyard Kipling

“Have you news of my boy Jack?”
Not this tide.
“When d’you think that he’ll come back?”
Not with this wind blowing, and this tide.

“Has anyone else had word of him?”
Not this tide.
For what is sunk will hardly swim,
Not with this wind blowing, and this tide.

“Oh, dear, what comfort can I find?”
None this tide,
Nor any tide,
Except he did not shame his kind —
Not even with that wind blowing, and that tide.

Then hold your head up all the more,
This tide,
And every tide;
Because he was the son you bore,
And gave to that wind blowing and that tide!

100 Years
Outdoor Family Photography in Northampton

14 Comments

  1. John Adams November 11, 2018 at 8:31 am - Reply

    That’s a very poignant image and very timely. I also wonder what soldiers form those previous eras would make of the world we live in now. NOt sure they’d be too happy of events over the past three or so years. #mysundayphoto

    • Lisa Wildgoose November 11, 2018 at 8:37 am - Reply

      I’m sure they wouldn’t be happy at all with the way our world seems to be headed. Let’s just hope hope their lives weren’t lost in vain!

  2. Carol November 11, 2018 at 9:21 am - Reply

    Beautiful poppies – makes me sad and the words of the poem about Flanders Field always comes to mind. #mysundayphoto

    • Lisa Wildgoose November 11, 2018 at 3:13 pm - Reply

      Poppy fields always make me think of the war. Such a shame something so beautiful has such a sad meaning 🙁

  3. Darren Coleshill November 11, 2018 at 2:11 pm - Reply

    Perfect for today, love a field full of poppies

    Thank you for linking up to #MySundayPhoto

    • Lisa Wildgoose November 11, 2018 at 3:14 pm - Reply

      I always struggle to find them near me. I get an odd corner of a field at best!

  4. Debbie November 11, 2018 at 4:20 pm - Reply

    Hi Lisa, very poignant. The image compliments the words beautifully.

    #MySundayPhoto

    xx

    • Lisa Wildgoose November 11, 2018 at 8:35 pm - Reply

      Thank you 🙂

  5. Fiona Cambouropoulos November 12, 2018 at 8:51 pm - Reply

    A beautiful image to mark the occasion, I had a scout through my instagram for a summer photo but didn’t like mine enough. #MySundayPhoto

    • Lisa Wildgoose November 12, 2018 at 9:04 pm - Reply

      Aww, I had some you could of had. x

  6. Helena November 13, 2018 at 9:45 am - Reply

    A truly striking photo #MySundayPhoto

    • Lisa Wildgoose November 17, 2018 at 9:45 pm - Reply

      Thank you 🙂

  7. Molly November 13, 2018 at 1:25 pm - Reply

    Never forget…. Sadly the people who seem to have forgotten have ended up in power

    Mollyx

    • Lisa Wildgoose November 17, 2018 at 9:46 pm - Reply

      Very true 🙁

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