With a surname like Kitto, how can I not repeat it again for this years blogging A to Z held each April – AtoZChallenge Kitto.
AtoZChallenge Kitto – All Dressed up for a Wedding
I shared a picture of my Mum and Dad on their wedding day for the #GenealogyPhotoADay prompt “Father”.
This is my father and mother with his then new mother-in-law, Grace Dawson, nee Shepherd. I wonder if he thought about what it might be like to be a father. It did happen, just over a year later on from his wedding. I appeared.
My father is all dressed up in a suit. His father, my grandfather, was a tailor however he had died back in 1953 so may not had made the suit unless Dad dusted it off from the wardrobe.
I think I remember the dress my mother wore on her wedding day. It hung in her wardrobe. Memories fade. It was a beautiful fabric with a tone on tone shine. The colour was perhaps pink or peach. I think it was below the knee but not full length.
Nana would have gone to town to look her best and always finished off events like weddings with a corsage. It was probably made by her and grown in her garden. She was extremely proud of both her vegetable and flower garden. I wrote about Nana and winning a floral art show in a birthday memorial post.
Some vital record facts
My father, Ernest Eric Scott Kitto was born 27 June 1917, married 6 December 1954 and died 29 May 2000. My mother, Rowena Mabel Dawson on 1 June 1921 and died 12 November 1975. Nana, my maternal grandmother, was born London on 6 January 1896 and died the 14 May 1992. Hope I got some of her “live long” genes.
I previously shared this photo with another family story – How did Mum & Dad Meet?
View this #GenealogyPhotoADay along with others on Instagram.
With so many vital records in this post I better index it in the section of my blog called “My Family History Year ”. It is all about events in my ancestors lives on a particular date. The topic will bring to light my family history a day at a time.