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The Invergordon Archive

Cameron Maclennan
The Invergordon Archive
Cameron Maclennan

My Dad, Cameron Maclennan.
Picture added on 27 January 2009
Comments:
Hi Jackie, a very good pic of your dad.
Added by Liz Adam (Askew) on 28 January 2009
Dad worked for the Post Office in Invergordon from the age of 15 when he was a telegram boy. He did his National Service in the RAF, stationed in Yorkshire where he met and married my mum. They came back to settle in Invergordon in 1958 and Dad resumed his career at the Post Office until his retirement.
This photo was taken in Sept 2000. Sadly Dad passed away the following June.
Added by Jackie Geddes on 28 January 2009
Hi Jackie, did you see your dad in picture #1140? He doesn't look much different bar the glasses. I don't know about you but I used to love going into the sorting office to see my dad. It smelt like a post office should and had huge wicker baskets for the mail and swinging seats attached to the desks. I remember posting a letter in the box outside and a hand grabbing it from inside the mail slot. It was John Graham and he had seen me outside, what a fright!
Added by Liz Adam nee Askew on 29 January 2009
Hi Liz, yes I did see the photo thanks. I too used to like going to the sorting office and remember the smell very well. John Graham was a laugh eh!
Added by Jackie Geddes on 29 January 2009
Hi Jackie. This is a good picture of your Dad. I remember him well. He was often in the house when I went for my piano lesson with Jim. It's strange to think that I used any excuse to get out of these lessons yet my four daughters are excellent pianists. Jim said I would regret it. So true!!!
Added by Rosalie (Graham ) Samaroo on 30 January 2009
Hi Rosalie, yes, I took the photo when we went for a day out at St Ives. He came to visit me when I was living in Torquay, it was the last time I saw him well. His health was already failing due to cancer but he made the long journey by train on his own. I think he thought we wouldn't see each other again, but I did see him one last time, I came home for his 70th birthday which was about 3 weeks before he passed.
Dad lived at no 24 with his granny and Uncle Jim for a time, when he was younger.
My older sister and I both started lessons with Uncle Jim too, but neither of us stuck at it. We were about 5 and 6 years of age at the time and we lived across the street at no. 15 High Street.
Added by Jackie Geddes on 31 January 2009
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