Now don’t these ladies look like fun?
I met them when they were in their seventies and eighties, but here they are young lasses, in 1905, looking happy, fresh-faced, and full of life. These are the Nixon sisters, Jennie (middle) and Louise (left), about whom I’ve written, with their aunt Ethel Bracken (also quite jolly-looking) on the right.
(See post: Some descendants of the Nixon family of Fermanagh).
In this black-and-white photo, Jennie was about 21 and Louise just 17. The daughters of Irish-born Edward Nixon and Anna Bracken, the cheerful pair were 1st cousins of my grandfather William Boles and great friends of my grandmother Zillah Trewin who was closest in age to Jennie.
I would love to sit down and chat with them right now over a nice cup of tea! They were such sweet gals and had a wonderful sense of humor.