Flashback Friday

Keep up the great Flashback Friday submissions, peeps! Thanks for sharing and thanks for the memories!

“This is my Nana when she was around 16 or 17, in the late 1930s. This was taken while she was growing up in Germany and had to do an obligatory  “Landfrauenjahr” (year of land service). Usually girls were sent to work on a farm – hence the animals! She hated her year there, but found joy in looking after the animals. She survived WWII and emigrated to Canada, where I’m writing this from! I love your website – it makes me so happy inside!” -Britt.



  1. WOW! GREAT photos….my Nana on my Mother’s side came over from Russia (now Poland) before WWI…wish I had some photos.

  2. Britt, what wonderful pictures of your Nana! You can tell how she loved for animals and sounds like she passed that love for animals on to you! 🙂

  3. whawhawhatsis says:

    What lovely photos! I’m glad your Nana was able to find some happiness in her mandatory year of farm service. I’ll bet the animals loved her as much as she obviously loved them!

  4. Your Nana is just beautiful.

  5. Britt, your Nana is so stylish! What wonderful pictures!

  6. tommygirl says:

    Beautiful photos 🙂

  7. Touching story and beautiful Nana:)

  8. Rixraxmarie says:

    What beautiful photos! Thank you for sharing them!!

  9. Thank you for sharing those sweet photos! I’m so glad your Nana made it through her mandatory year and made it through the war!

  10. Thanks so much for sharing the beautiful pictures of your nana. I loved the one of her and the duck so much that i have it as my wallpaper on my work desktop..

    i grew up on a hobby farm so i just love farm animals. This picture is great because it looks like the duckie is trying to say something important.