Gathering at the Nave House on the Hill
This is perhaps the happiest looking picture of my Mother and Father that I know of. This was taken in the front room of the house, in front of the fireplace which was rarely used. In fact the front room was rarely used. The family story is that both Rodney and Philippe were born in this room. The picture is from a slide of Edgar's, dated November 54.
Family gathered in front room. Rodney and Carl are holding down the mantlepiece. Dorothy is holding infant Suzanne. Janet is making faces at Philippe, and Shirley and Jim are looking angelic. I suppose Mother is just taking advantage of a rare moment of calm with this crowd around.