I think Amy looks like a kind intelligent lady, whom I know worked very hard together with her husband Walter, their 6 sons and many grandsons in the family business – Leather Tanning.
There’s no sexism here – I feel sure the 6 Barry daughters rolled their sleeves up as well – but sadly I have no definite proof.
Anyway, my mystery – looking at the graveyard photo you think;
“Wow she was popular – folk were sad when she died – nice lot of flowers – enough said ”
Except ........Amy died on the 4th January 1938, now I feel sure that photo was never taken in January – look at the trees & the grass.
Even nowadays with cultivated flowers and imported blooms we’d be hard pushed to round up a collection like that in January.
So when was the photo taken?? Were these flowers a tribute for Mother’s Day, Easter or perhaps remembering Amy on her birthday? – Sadly I’ll never know, but what I can deduce from it – yes she was a well-loved lady, Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Sister, Aunt, Friend and Boss.
We have this photo of Amy & Walter on the wall in the canteen “over--seeing” their legacy.
5 generations of the Barry clan have now been involved in the family business, and if we could all regularly follow our matriarch’s example I am sure the company would benefit exponentially.
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!