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Update on Bulli Beach

10 Dec

In October 2010 Peter and I stayed in a cabin at Bulli Beach. I posted about it in 2012. Having been for an outing to Bulli Beach just recently I thought the pictures from 2010 make for interesting comparisons. Actually, our most recent visit, just for the day, was on Sunday, the 6th of December 2015.

I am going to republish now a few pictures from our stay at Bulli Beach in October 2010.

This cabin was opposite ours.

Early morning view from our kitchen window.

Ready for a walk to the beach.

This is the little cabin we were staying in.

Our kitchen

And this is where we sleep!

This flag indicates, if you go for a swim lifesavers are going to keep an eye on you.

Workers get the pool ready for the summer season.

The next day I consider to go for a swim in the pool.

Gee, the water is still a little bit cold.

Peter decides to stay out of the water.

Let’s go to this place where we can get some refreshments.

A beautiful sunny day.

And who is this?

Peter took a picture of me.

And then someone came along asking would we like to have our picture taken together?

We stopped for coffee on the way back home.

What follows is a reblog that I wanted to cancel, but did not know how I could cancel it. The following text does not make much sense because it is something that I had written quite a few years ago.

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Bulli Beach

We live south of Wollongong and Bulli Beach is north of Wollongong. From where we live to Bulli Beach is a fifteen minutes drive by car. So why did we book into a cabin at Bulli Beach when we can drive there from where we live any day really? The answer is simple. We need at least thirty minutes to go to this particular beach and back home again. Would we do this every day? No way. Most people don’t go to the beach regularly even if they live within walking distance. It is really quite different if you rent accommodation right next to the beach.

We had been staying at lots of other beaches before in different parts of Australia. Last year I had booked into hospital for a day-only procedure (biopsies on tongue). I had to leave the admission forms at Bulli Hospital. On that same…

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Scanning old Christmas Photos

6 Dec

Some Diary notes:
As usual I am running out of time on the computer. Just now I have been scanning some old photos. I’ll try to insert them before I get ready for our day at Bulli Beach.

First here is a picture from around 1900 that shows a “WEIHNACHTSMARKT” in Berlin. I came across this picture only yesterday and I think it has historical value.

 

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Yesterday, on the 5th of December, was Monika’s birthday. Here is a picture of Monika that was taken on the 5th of December 1959:

 

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I had to put the top half of this post in draft. We did go to Bulli Beach Cafe for lunch. All in all we spent more then three hours at the cafe and at the beach. Everyone had a good time. The weather was perfect for a day at the beach. Today’s pictures I am going to publish some other time. Today I want to conclude this post with more of the scanned Christmas pictures from years past.

Here I am with Monika at Fairy Meadow Beach.

Here I am with Monika at Fairy Meadow Beach.

The following pictures are also taken at Fairy Meadow Beach on Christmas Day 1959. It was our first Christmas in Australia.

Peter with Monika and Gaby

Peter with Monika and Gaby

Ura with Gaby. Also a friend of the children. three year old Birgit.

Ura with Gaby. Also a friend of the children. three year old Birgit.

Gaby, Birgit and Monika

Gaby, Birgit and Monika

Christmas 1962 Martin and Monika with five year old Gaby , who is in Prince Henry Hospital

Christmas 1962
Martin and Monika with five year old Gaby , who is in Prince Henry Hospital

The following picture was taken on Christmas Eve 1978. Caroline was only a few weeks old.

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Peter and Caroline Christmas 1979

Peter and Caroline
Christmas 1979

Christmas 1981 Caroline is three

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Here we have for the first time an artificial Christmas Tree!

Troy, Ryan and Caroline Christmas Eve 1981

Troy, Ryan and Caroline
Christmas Eve 1981

Gaby on Christmas Eve 1981

Gaby on Christmas Eve 1981

Monika and Martin on Christmas Eve 1981

Monika and Martin on Christmas Eve 1981

Mädchen für alles – Gofer

4 Nov

We’ve just been watching this movie from 1937. The actress, Grethe Weiser, reminded me a lot of Australian actress  – Jacki Weaver. Peter and I, we both thought this old movie was a very well made, pleasant comedy. It was very interesting for us to see fashions from that area, as well as the way middle class people lived during this time. A lot of what I saw in this movie looked very familiar to me since I grew up in Berlin during this time.

Published on May 18, 2012 by youtube (for URL look in comments, please)

Fröhliche Filmkomödie mit zahlreichen Verwicklungen, in der es die “Kodderschnauze” darauf anlegt, sich einen attraktiven Flieger anzulachen, obschon sie nur ein armes Zimmermädchen ist.

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Grethe Weiser, born Mathilde Ella Dorothea Margarethe Nowka (* 27. February 1903 inHannover;2. October 1970 in Bad Tolz), was a German stage and film actress.

Life [Edit]

Grethe Weiser, appearance in the Berlin Conservatory (1932)

Grethe Weiser as waxwork inPanopticon Mannheim.

The grave of Grethe Weiser and her husband Dr. Hermann Schwerin in the cemetery Heerstraße in Berlin (2006)

Youth [Edit]

The daughter of a construction entrepreneur grew in Klotzsche and Dresden on. She attended the girls’ secondary school and the Friedel private school in Blasewitz.

At age 17, she married the confectionery wholesalers and -Fabrikanten Josef Weiser. The couple first lived in Dresden; In 1922 their son was born. After her husband the cabaret -Theater “Charlott” on Kurfürstendamm in Berlin had leased, Grethe Weiser graduated there first appearances as Diseuse.

A short time later broke the marriage, but it was only divorced 1934th Grethe Weiser was now placed as a single mother to be, she took singing – and acting lessons and graduated from appearances as a soubrette and comedienne in numerous cabarets, revues and operettas. From 1928 to 1930 she was at the Volksbühne active in Berlin, then stepped in several Berlin cabarets,as well as chanson singer on. Self she had, for example, at the Thalia Theater in Hamburg or at Komödienhaus in Dresden.

The actress [edit]

Grethe Weiser made ​​her film debut in 1927 nor the silent era as unnamed Supporting Actress.As a film actress she appeared regularly from 1932. She was very much in demand in important supporting roles as “quick-witted maid on duty”, for example in Escapade (1936). At the same time she had a successful singer hits with songs like “The Vamp” or “Emil’s hands”.

The final breakthrough came in 1937 with Erich Waschnecks film Divine Jette. Weiser shines therein as a young singer, who viewed with a healthy self-confidence and Berlin Kodderschnauzeclaims and ascends to the celebrated star.

After that, they played almost only supporting roles in films of all genres, in which they, however, was able to show the entire repertoire of her comic talent, so among other things, Rolf Hansenthe love (1942), in Helmut Käutner We make music (1942), in Carl Froelich Familie Buchholz(1944) or in Georg Jacoby The woman of my dreams (1944).

Pressures, the board of the Ministry of Arts and thus the NSDAP join, they successfully resisted.

Postwar [edit]

In post-war film Grethe Weiser was soon joined and played in numerous entertainment films with, often as a prevailing widow resolute aunt or mother dreaded. Her trademark was to continue: Heart with snout. She was seen in Hans Deppe’s holiday from I (1952) – as recreation vulnerable stage star Käthe Greiser -. My children and I (1955), Lemke sel Widow (1957) or How to Marry a husband (1959) and appeared in a total of more than 100 films. Among her few appearances atradio comedy part you can tell me a lot with Heinz Rühmann and Elfriede Kuzmany of 1949 by director Ulrich Erfurth.

Since 1934, she was with the Ufa -Produktionschef Hermann Schwerin romantically involved, but whom she married after 24 years on March 21, 1958th

In 1949 she played under the direction of her friend Ida Ehre in Hamburg for the first time on stage, the role of Mary Miller in the comedy The odd one of Irma and Walter Firner which became her signature role. She played this role every ten years and called it therefore jokingly “my Oberammergau Passion Play”. Also on stage they had in 1953 success as Mother Wolff inGerhart Hauptmann’s classic caper comedy The Beaver Coat. In 1966 she ventured into the German premiere of Friedrich Dürrenmatt’s play The Meteor at the Thalia Theater Hamburg as a dying woman toilet Nomsen the excursion to the serious character roles. In this role she beat unusually quiet, to serious and angry tones. This excursion into serious specialist remained the exception in her long career as a popular actress.

Heitere plays found in the later 1960s and the way to television. The ZDF transferred numerous pieces with Grethe Weiser. One of the most successful pieces, which is repeated until today occasionally on the cultural theme channels ZDF, was no corpse without Lily, the German adaptation of the criminal grotesque Busybody the British playwright Jack Popplewell.

1969 began preparations for a new edition of The Cuckoo’s Egg, which was also broadcast on ZDF time. The trade to the six-car filming TV series Theatre dressing room after screenplays byHorst Pillau preceded. Weiser played in a resolute dresser, which acts as a good spirit, the actor behind the scenes and for every situation a suitable Council on the lips.

Grethe Weiser died as a result of a traffic accident in which died and her husband. It was under the name of Grethe Weiser-Schwerin next to her husband at the cemetery Heerstraße in Berlin-Westend in an honorary grave buried the city of Berlin in the box 18-L-228 / 229th

Awards [edit]

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0029290/fullcredits?ref_=tt_ov_st_sm

Full Cast & Crew

Directed by

Carl Boese

Writing Credits (in alphabetical order)

Hans Adler (play “Maedchen fuer alles”)
Bobby E. Lüthge (as B.E. Lüthge)

Cast (in credits order) complete, awaiting verification

Grethe Weiser Grethe Weiser
Hanni
Ralph Arthur Roberts Ralph Arthur Roberts
Dr. Fürgartner
Heinz Salfner Heinz Salfner
Ellen Frank Ellen Frank
Lissy Fürgartner
Frank Zimmermann Frank Zimmermann
Herbert Gaspari
Rudolf Platte Rudolf Platte
Monteur
Lotte Rausch Lotte Rausch
Marie, Köchin
Irmgard Novac Irmgard Novac
Käte (as Irmgard Novak)
Gerti Ober Gerti Ober
Sekretärin
Franz von Bokay Franz von Bokay
Michael von Newlinsky Michael von Newlinsky
Hotel-Geschäftsführer (as Michael von Newlinski)
Hansjakob Gröblinghoff Hansjakob Gröblinghoff
Pressefotograf
Claire Glib Claire Glib
Dame an der Bar
Livia Stolp Livia Stolp
Brunnenmädchen
Charly Berger Charly Berger
Hotelgast
Karl Jüstel Karl Jüstel
Tänzer
Jutta Jol Jutta Jol
Zofe
Hans Schneider Hans Schneider
Anton, Diener
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Hanni
Dr. Fürgartner
Lissy Fürgartner
Herbert Gaspari
Monteur
Marie, Köchin
Sekretärin
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Pressefotograf
Dame an der Bar
Brunnenmädchen
Hotelgast
Tänzer
Zofe
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Music by

Michael Jary

Cinematography by

Carl Drews

Film Editing by

Martha Dübber

Art Direction by

Karlheinz Böhm
Erich Czerwonski

Production Management

Conrad Flockner unit manager
Paul Goergens unit manager
Bruno Lopinski production manager

Sound Department

Carl Erich Kroschke sound (as Carl-Erich Kroschke)

Camera and Electrical Department

Erich Tannigel still photographer

See also

Release Dates | Official Sites | Box Office/Business | Company Credits | Filming Locations |Technical Specs | Literature

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The chambermaid did it

Author: Chip_douglas from Rijswijk, ZH, Netherlands
7 August 2004

Why do we love comedies starring scrupulous liars out to gain a lover (or a fortune) by taking advantage of others? Presumably because deep down we all would like to be that inventively naughty and still come out on top. Or maybe it’s just that everybody wants to be loved (or rich). Chambermaid Hanni works for Dr. Fuergartner and his wife Lissy, and is taking full advantage of residing in their big fancy house (twice a week she has her piano lesions there). She also knows the Fuergartners are friends with Herbert Gaspari, a famous flyboy she fancies, and has been corresponding with him under the assumed name of Isabella. Unbeknown to her, Lissy Fuergartner is planning to marry off the pilot to her sister.

When ‘Isabella’ (wearing one of Lissy’s dresses) finally meets her Herbert at a bar, Herr Doktor accidentally arrives on the scene and blows her cover. The pilot does not seem to mind, but Frau Fuergartner, mistakingly believing her husband and the maid are having an affair, has Hanni fired immediately. Still, her husband needs the girl to stay close to Mr. King, a man he has to impress at any cost (most comedies have a character like this, too). Dirty old King is about to divorce his forth wife and fancies Hanni as the next one. So everyone reunites at a big dinner party (one of the few signs that this was based on a play). Hanni, now engaged to King (which does not seem to matter to the pilot either), is now trying to hook the old man up with her not so refined best friend. Since both of them are dressed up in Mrs Fuergartner’s fine clothes, the Mrs. winds up playing the maid.

The Wedding Reception

3 Nov

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Son Martin was placed next to me.

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The bridegroom's parents sitting at the front with the newly married couple.

The bridegroom’s parents sitting at the front with the newly married couple.

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Here is the bridegroom's twin-brother.

Here is the bridegroom’s twin-brother.

The bride's father with little Alexander.

The bride’s father with little Alexander.

Little Lucas

Little Lucas

Lucas with his Mum and Great-Aunt Caroline

Lucas with his Mum and Great-Aunt Caroline

Troy with Ebony and Twin-brother Ryan

Troy with Ebony and Twin-brother Ryan

Troy with his date, Catalina.

Troy with his date, Nina.

The twin-Brothers with their four sisters.

The twin-Brothers with their four sisters.

Uta and Peter in the picture with their grandchildren.

Uta and Peter in the picture with their grandchildren.

Ebony and Ryan with Krystal, Roxy and little Alexander.

Ebony and Ryan with Krystal, Roxy and little Alexander.

Ryan with his Uncle Martin.

Ryan with his Uncle Martin.

Martin's Daughter Lauren with Friend Kye. The Photographer is Tiana's Friend.

Martin’s Daughter Lauren with Friend Kye. The Photographer is Tiana’s Friend.

Tiana is a good photographer too. A great video of the wedding is in the making.

Tiana is a good photographer too.
A great video of the wedding is in the making.

People could entertain themselves choosing a Halloween hat and getting some instant pictures taken.

People could entertain themselves choosing a Halloween hat and getting some instant pictures taken.

There were 92 invited guests including the two little ones.

There were 92 invited guests including the two little ones.

There were yen round tables for the wedding guests.

There were ten round tables for the wedding guests.

During the course of the evening there were four courses served. Guests could get as many drinks as they liked. Later there was cake-cutting (the cake was a prop!), a waltz for the bridal couple, and then started disco dancing. By 11 pm some people had left already, but others stayed till midnight! I think Peter and I. as well as Caroline and Matthew,  were home a bit before midnight. Martin and Lauren and Kye stayed in a hotel in Wollongong. They indicated that they want to visit us at Christmastime. We are looking forward to this!

The wedding was a truly splendid occasion. Now the whole family is looking forward to next year’s planned overseas trip: About one dozen Australian family members are going to meet up with lots and lots of family members in Berlin!

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Krystal with her brother Troy. I think she was the one who caught the bridal bouquet.

Krystal with her brother Troy. I think she was the one who caught the bridal bouquet.

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Getting married

2 Nov

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Mark comes in. Does it mean the wedding-car has arrived?

Mark comes in. Does this mean the wedding-car has arrived?

The bride's mother ushers in one year old Alexander.

The bride’s mother ushers in one year old Alexander.

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Here comes the bride carrying three year old Lucas. The bride's father on the right.

Here comes the bride carrying three year old Lucas. The bride’s father is int the picture on the right.

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The bride signs the marriage contract in the presence of the celebrant and two witnesses.

The bride signs the marriage contract in the presence of the celebrant and two witnesses.(The groom has signed already.)

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In the follow up blog I am going to show a few pictures of the reception!

Ronald Hamilton Bates and his sister Jean

28 Oct

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Jean Marion Loneragan nee Bates

A wonderful Person & Pianist –  Rest in Peace

 

Ron and Jean’s mother was Lola May Bates.

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We knew that all three of them had Urn places at the cemetery near Sutherland Station. We had gone to the chapel of that cemetery for Ron’s funeral service. We had talked Gaby into coming with us for the funeral. She reluctantly agreed. She apparently did not want to be reminded of anyone dying. This was in May 1997. Jean was at Ron’s funeral of course. She already lived in a Nursing Home at the time and looked very frail. We thought she would not live much longer. However she lived quite a few more years. We only heard about her death after her funeral in 2002. I think Gaby was able to tell us eventually about  Jean having died,  for Gaby had contact with people who had contact with Jean. So then we decided to have a look to find their urn places at the cemetery. In the cemetery’s office we were advised about the exact location. It turned out there were memorial stones of all three of them in the rose garden.

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http://acms.sl.nsw.gov.au/item/itemDetailPaged.aspx?itemID=957554

 

These records are at the State Library of NSW. It says in the records amongst other things the following:

“Jean Marion Bates was a granddaughter of Daisy Bates”

“Includes birth and marriage certificates for Lola May Bates, nee Davidson, her daughter Jean Marion Bates, 1916, and a certificate of an entry in Register of Marriages, Arnold Hamilton Bates to Lola May Davidson, 1913. A newscutting announces the marriage of Jean Bates to Frank Loneragan. A letter from Lola May Bates to Ronald Bates, 1966”

I remember Ron telling us that he once went to Adelaide when his grandmother, Daisy, was in her eighties. He tried to talk to her, but he got the impression that she was not quite aware who he really was. He said he felt he could not communicate with her properly. Apparently he left it too late to see her.

Here is something about the Bates family that I must have copied from a newspaper article many years ago. Sorry, I have no idea which newspaper it might have been in:

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Peter recently published in his blog some of the drawings that Ron Bates liked to do on little cards:

https://berlioz1935.wordpress.com/2015/10/26/ron-bates/

I found in the meantime quite a few more of these cards that Ron had given to Gaby. We kept all these cards after Gaby’s death. Peter reckons they belong to us now. He says if we publish them we have to say that we copy-rights.

But here I publish one card that Jean and Ron gave us on the 5th of April 1986 at Sydney Airport on the occasion of our departure for a trip to Germany.

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In the middle of the photo is Jean. Sydney Airport 5.4.86

In the middle of the photo is Jean.
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Daughter Monika with her twins Ryan and Troy had come to the airport too. Caroline on the right 5.4.86

Daughter Monika with her twins Ryan and Troy had come to the airport too. Caroline on the right 5.4.86

Ron Bates is in the middle of the photo. Probably Caroline took the picture. Sydney Airport 5.4.86

Ron Bates is in the middle of the photo. Probably Caroline took the picture.
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Pictures from September 2006

27 Oct

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According to the photos we went by train to Parramatta on the 27th of September 2006. Herta was with us. And in Parramatta we met Gaby. I had completely forgotten that we had done this excursion with Herta to see Gaby and go with Gaby and Herta on a Ferry trip to Sydney Circular Quay.
The above picture shows the Parramatta River. The Parramatta Ferry stop is only a little bit further on.

First now here are a few pictures Peter took soon after we met Gaby in Parramatta.

Here we are with Herta, our Dutch friend from Melbourne.

Here we are with Herta, our Dutch friend from Melbourne.

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We are on the Ferry-Boat.

We are on the Ferry-Boat.

Peter took more and more pictures from the boat.

Peter took more and more pictures from the boat.

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Gadsville Bridge

Gladsville Bridge

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Sydney Opera House

Sydney Opera House

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Gaby arrives in her wheelchair at Circular Quay.

Gaby arrives in her wheelchair at Circular Quay.

We have arrived at Circular Quay/

We have arrived at Circular Quay.

 

I am very grateful to Peter for finding these pictures and letting me publish them. Yesterday was our monthly meeting with the ladies from our complex. This time the meeting was at Irene’s place. I wore the same outfit to the meeting that can be seen here in the photos from 2006. This actually means, the outfit is maybe ten years old! But it really is still in good condition. Even daughter Caroline did not object when I did not want to discard it yet. I told her, I love wearing it. And so I wore it yesterday. I was thrilled today to find out from Peter’s photos for how long I have actually had this item in my wardrobe!

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