Wordless Wednesday: kids + dogs + dirt = happiness

Tom, Mary and Hazel Dove with their uncle, William Lietze; 'The Highlands', Waikaka Valley, Southland, NZ. c. 1927-28.

Tom, Mary and Hazel Dove with their uncle, William Lietze; ‘The Highlands’, Waikaka Valley, Southland, NZ. c. 1927-28.

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9 thoughts on “Wordless Wednesday: kids + dogs + dirt = happiness

  1. Oh that is so funny! Uncle is letting them actually sit in the mud! That would be the good thing about Uncles or Dads I guess- that you can have more fun, get away with things with them whereas Aunties, or Mums would stop you.
    Photos always raise so many questions…..like why was he digging such a patch in the middle of such a large patch of land????
    Karen

    • I think he was a bachelor uncle too – so even more “forbidden” fun was probably to be had. It did seem an odd place to dig, but I wondered if perhaps he was laying a hangi. That’s a buried “oven” Maori used as a cooking method. It involves a large hole, some very robust stones, a fire and food wrapped in sacking being steamed in the covered-over hole. Or maybe he was planting a big tree πŸ™‚

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