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Friday, 26 August 2016

A link to the past...

This weeks Prompt at Dezinaworld's Cheeky Challenge is
*photo of my great-great-grandmother Ann Hudson 1840-1917*

While the Prompt from A Dash of Sunny is

A Tangible link

Though we never met I see your face,
And know you must have lived life at a pretty full pace.
No one is left to voice your stories
yet the gleam in your eyes tells of long lost glories.
So I trawled through the records to link with your life
and found you weren't married...
just "common-law-wife".
That the one I descend from was purely your own
though your long term family was rapidly grown.
You had many more children named after their Dad,
but he wasn't the father to your first born lad.
I may never find who you loved so long ago,
though he must have been special to hold your heart so.
You stayed with "Mr Owen" to the end of his days
but kept your own name against all "proper" ways.
When in 1911 the Census came
 your listed
"Miss Ann Hudson"
You valiant old Dame!
*the image above was sent to me by a relative*

Enjoy :D XXX
*collage includes images from Dezinaworld and Daisy Trail*



  1. Oh Gina, this is an absolutely gorgeous tribute to your great great grandmother and a fine woman :D I can feel the awe and immense admiration radiating in this poem. It's said that photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What we capture on film becomes immortal; it remembers little things, long after we have forgotten everything. Beautifully penned. Thank you so much for participating at Prompt Nights and for your constant love and support :D :D

    Lots of love,

  2. What a discovery to find a feisty independent forebear of that period that you have descended from. I am glad you and I found similar material to write this to this prompt. A really great poem.

  3. What a wonderful find! What great genes you must have! To think how amazing it is that 'feisty' is an inheritable trait!

  4. Love the artwork... and a woman who kept her name when few would have appreciated the gesture. You come from her bones, indeed. ♥

  5. Thank you so much for sharing this bit of your history. Being one who loves to rhyme of the long ago, I truly savoured your poem. What a story to tell! It's the stuff that would make a great novel. Again, thanks for sharing!

  6. This was very interesting. Thanks for the peek into the picture.

  7. I liked this glimpse of a strong woman from a time when strong women weren't appreciated as much as they should have been. Lovely tribute.

  8. wow Gina, this is a fabulous digi piece and fascinating story poem tribute to your lovely great great grandmother. x

  9. A fantastic journal spread and super old photo.

  10. such a loving tribute to a spirited lady...

  11. What a valiant woman indeed.. the picture is a wonderful tangible link - i wonder also if another link maybe having a strong character ;)

  12. touched my soul ,your love for her has made your words enchanting

  13. Blood will always out... hang on to gggma's strength of convictions in your own life.

  14. She is a strong woman! You for sure come from her! I love this Gina! Thank you for sharing apart of your history! She is a beautiful lady! I love how you wrote your words! Hugs!

  15. What a wonderful story. To think that a woman had her courage in those times. You must be very proud of her and this shows in your tribute to her memory. And it must be good to know that her strength is within your DNA as well.