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Mrs Gladys Cooper's Sideboard.

By Tooma
One From Mo
I have decided to make "One From Mo" a regular Monday feature for a time. This will give you something different to view, hopefully enjoy, and it means one less pic of my own to prepare.

Maureen has recently come up with an idea to feature Still Lifes inspired by people she knows/has known, as well as some invented characters. I shall let her describe todays image:-
"Mrs Gladys Cooper was a very dear lady, who was chief babysitter for my brother and me. She made the best egg mayonnaise sandwiches I have ever tasted. She loved her garden, cats (she had a beautiful black cat, name of Snookums - often shortened to "Snooks") and she collected bars of soap(!). She had umpteen pairs of glasses, which she changed with baffling frequency, and she was endearingly forgetful; having been spotted, more than once, wearing odd earrings. She was a true lady. One of my fondest childhood memories is holding her hand as she led me around her garden to look at all the flowers. It was in Mrs Cooper's garden that I first saw Forget-Me-Nots, which seems appropriate now as she has never been forgotten.".

Tags: Still life Mo Maureen Gladys Cooper

Voters: Badgerfred, Sparprts, taggart and 23 more

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5 Nov 2018 12:22AM
Excellent Tom, very interesting and a great idea, love the image,
taggart Plus
17 47 15 United States
5 Nov 2018 1:02AM
A lovely idea Mo-- and why do you not join epz?

I had a Mrs. Cooper friend-- we called her Aunt Kay--- she let us drink coca cola way back when! and NEVER walked in a garden.
hobbo Plus
11 1.8k 4 England
5 Nov 2018 5:00AM
If your Gladys Cooper was from Warwick, I can share further stories of her....

My Gladys Cooper was one of my memorable wartime Junior-school teachers, who I got to know even better as she aged.....

pink Plus
19 7.0k 9 England
5 Nov 2018 6:47AM
nice on Tom
11 5.3k 128 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2018 7:16AM
A very interesting narrative supported by a well worked photographic tribute.
mac Plus
20 14 Scotland
5 Nov 2018 10:20AM
A nice idea which you have managed to escapulate.
Tooma 6 2.2k 3 Scotland
5 Nov 2018 11:14AM
Hobbo - Different lady, Hobbo - North Lanarkshire. Smile
hobbo Plus
11 1.8k 4 England
5 Nov 2018 11:49AM

Quote:Hobbo - Different lady, Hobbo - North Lanarkshire. Smile


Then, perhaps......all Gladys Coopers are, or were lovely ladies ?

rontear Plus
19 23 9 England
5 Nov 2018 12:40PM
A fitting tribute SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
richmowil Plus
13 484 2 England
5 Nov 2018 8:00PM
Well worked image with interesting script Tom!
6 Nov 2018 4:41AM
A great story and well staged shot Tom, I fondly remember great Aunts that toured me around their rose gardens and gold fish ponds
Cheers Walt
8 Nov 2018 9:08PM
A beautifully understated image, a great title and wonderful narrative. Smile

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