Sentimental Saturday – Spring Is Just Around The Corner

I’m posting photos from my collection on Saturdays with a brief explanation of what I know about each picture.

Spring is trying to arrive in my part of the world (southern Ontario, Canada) after what has been one of the coldest winters on record. With the arrival of the new season, it will soon be time to think about cleaning up the yard and assessing the ravages of the winter.

This photo of yours truly was taken about the time I was three  years old. It appears to have been taken, likely by my father, in the backyard of my paternal grandparents John Gaull Hadden and Agnes (Little) Hadden. Their home was at 53 Darrell Avenue in Toronto, Ontario. Clearly, child labour laws weren’t the same back then.

My mother, as I recall, seemed to particularly like the pants, or ‘rompers’ with small zippers at the side of each pant leg as she called them. I don’t recall getting a vote on my wardrobe selection.

HADDEN Ian working in backyard May 1958

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