Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Fearless Females: Minda Mary Edgcombe BALL

I am participating in the Fearless Females theme for National Women's History Month.


Minda Mary Edgcombe Ball (1894-1985)
  Isn't she beautiful?  this is my maternal grandmother.  The photo was taken in (I think) the 1930s, when she was a young married woman with seven children.  She taught me (by example) the meaning of femininity and grace, and I have many fond memories of hearing her rich Devon accent as she remembered things of long ago.  Yet she had a great sense of humour; she wasn't in the least bit prim.  She was loved by all her children, grandchildren and the rest of her family.  I can remember the surprise party we had for her 85th birthday, and how the whole hall buzzed with the enjoyment we felt.

Minda 1979

2 comments:

  1. She is very beautiful. And I love the name Minda. It's the first time I've ever heard it.

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  2. Minda was originally short for Amanda (which means 'beloved'). My grandmother Minda's mother was Amanda. It was used in the West Country (SW England) as a name itself, but I have not seen it too frequently.

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