Mum’s Photo – 1948

This is possibly the earliest photo of Mum. It is dated 28 November, 1948 and taken at Bee Fong Photo Studio, Burmah Road, Penang. I wonder if the studio is still there.

Rummaging through Mum?s personal effects has given me an insight into Mum?s life before I was born. She was immaculate and meticulous with all her belongings. When Wuan and I looked through her possessions, most of them were individually packed and properly stored. She had stacks of black and white wedding photos of friends and relatives that must be at least 30 years old.

I know for sure that Mum had her baby dresses made from pineapple fibre stored somewhere but we were unable to find it. We found a piece of pineapple fibre fabric from the same era though, and it is still in good condition.

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Peter Gabriel Tan. Penangite residing in the Klang Valley. Blissfully married to Wuan. A LaSallian through and through. Slave to three cats. Wheelchair user since 1984. End-stage renal disease since 2017. Principal Facilitator at Peter Tan Training specialising in Disability Equality Training. Former columnist of Breaking Barriers with The Borneo Post. This blog chronicles my life, thoughts and opinions. Connect with me on Twitter and Facebook.