Family Photo Friday: Great Aunt Iris

For the sunglasses alone!

This week’s photo is of a paternal aunt, Iris Poolman née Harris. I chose this beautiful portrait to start the ‘Photo Friday’ series as it really captures the essence of the subject – a stylish woman who a niece recalls was “most attractive with lovely skin…the same until she died”.

Born in 1910, Iris was the only daughter of my great grandparents Herbert John and Mary Isabel Harris. Iris married Frederick (Fred) Poolman of Byron Bay in 1930. She died in 1998

To me Iris Poolman always was, and still is, Great Aunt Iris – never Iris, NEVER Aunty Iris.