Monday, November 15, 2010

Baby in a basket

In the 1920s a working mother had to take the baby with her to the fields. It doesn’t look too comfortable, but Ré island is small so there wouldn’t have been far to go.

For newcomers to this blog, the donkey is wearing pyjamas to protect its legs from mosquito bites.


A Lady's Life said...

This is so true and it's nice they made a post card out of it.
My Dad used to tell us when he was small they used to go to the country and the women bore babes in the fields.After a little rest, they would get up and begin to work again.
He said they were real tough women. Strong. They even joked when breast feeding and would ask the curous young lads like my Dad if they wanted any and they would all become bashful and run away.
Innocence is precious :)

Anonymous said...

Can you imagine riding your donkey to work, watching your child and making sure the donkey was ok. I can't.

bazza said...

Hi Anji, I discovered your blog through the 'Next Blog' random button. It's really interesting, I find old postcards fascinating. There are lots avaiable in Boot Sales in the UK.
I share your taste in music (from your profile). You may be interested in my latest post about Van Morrison.
Bazza’s Blog ‘To Discover Ice’

lupie said...

Thanks for sharing this!!

What a struggle those days were and yet, people were happier then.

Donkey in PJ makes me smile! :)

Dirty Butter said...

I enjoyed following the link to the story about the donkey pajamas! Your postcard stories are so enjoyable!

I follow you on ExposeYourBlog.

Sue said...

Amazing photos Anji!

Anji said...

A Lady's Life:Things are so different today. The island is mainly tourism and the houses are owned by the rich a famous, very different.

Connie: That's why her husband is with her. I couldn't help wondering how many children fell out.

Bazza: Thanks for your visit.

Yes, postcards turn up everywhere!

Lupie: The pyjamas protected the donkeys from mosquitoes. Thanks for visiting.

DB: Every picture tells a story!

Sue: Thanks! I put my favourites here.

ragnhild said...

Very interesting!!