Ghislaine - War-time - Belgium by Gilberte

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During the war Dad made a chicken-run in our town garden along the hortensias…they had never bloomed so big before!!
Here my little sister was feeding Dad’s favorite hen “Mieke”.It always flew on his shoulder when he was cleaning the run.
I sometimes had to go to the neighbours to recover a hen that had flown over the wall.
We always had fresh eggs which was not evident during the war!


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  • kenspics
    kenspicsover 4 years ago

    A marvelous slice of history Gilberte!!!!
    Thank you for sharing!!!

  • Oh Ken, at my age..I think I’m history myself…..most of my stories are of the past.thanks for your comment.

    – Gilberte

  • CLiPiCs
    CLiPiCsover 4 years ago

    Congrats Family Member

    Love ‘N’ Laughter Kriss

  • Thanks Kriss for the honour of being featured in the Group.

    – Gilberte

  • chrythmnove
    chrythmnoveover 4 years ago

    O this is so darling! What a beautiful memory!

  • Thanks for your nice comment….time flies so quickly!

    – Gilberte

  • cdcantrell
    cdcantrellover 4 years ago
    Awesome old black and white shot.
  • Thanks so much cdcantrell

    – Gilberte

  • GailD
    GailDover 4 years ago

    Gosh. I can see the family resemblance.
    great story Gilberte.

  • Thanks Gail…after five years of war, you have more than one story to tell!!

    – Gilberte

  • Bootiewootsy
    Bootiewootsyover 4 years ago

    Beautiful memories and yes I can see your sister’s smile, as beautiful as yours.
    Great story of your childhood, Gilberte.
    Congrats on the well deserved feature.

  • Thanks a lot Carol…..I’m nearly 15 years older than my sister

    – Gilberte

  • Marvin Collins
    Marvin Collinsover 4 years ago

    There certainly is a resemblance, wonderful memories!! Congrats on the feature Gil!!

  • Thanks my friend…sometimes we see a resemblance…specially in photos B/W …then my sister’s hair looks darker and her eyes brown….in fact she is blond with blue eyes and I was the darker type.

    – Gilberte

  • artsandherbs
    artsandherbsover 4 years ago

    Congrats on the feature ! I love pictures with a story… a hen called Mieke… must have been a darling ;)

  • Thanks Mieke…it sure was a darling…my Dad could not kill it

    – Gilberte

  • RosaCobos
    RosaCobosover 4 years ago

    How beautiful and rewarding is all this.
    Recalling the times of hell and heaven….
    so perfect the shot…so sweet the story.
    Thanks for the testimony, dear Gilberte.
    Thanks for sharing it with all of us.

  • Thank you dear Rosa for liking my picture and favoriting it.

    – Gilberte

  • sable
    sableover 4 years ago

    this is really gorgeous

  • Thank you so much Sable

    – Gilberte

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