Saturday, 9th of April, 2022
Yesterday was Martin’s birthday. He turned 62.
We arrived in Port Melbourne as migrants from Germany
with two girls, Gabriele and Monika. Gaby was 21 months old,
and Monika was not even six months old!
Our arrival date in Port Melbourne was the 31st of May 1959.
So our son Martin was born on the 8th of April 1960, that is
a bit over 10 months after we arrived in Australia!
So, when Martin was born in Wollongong Hospital, Peter and I had three kids under
three years of age!
Our fourth child, our daughter Caroline, was also born in Wollongong Hospital
She was born on the 9th of December 1978.
By that time I was already 44 years of age!
Caroline is 43 years now . . . . And I am already 87 and six months!
I am sad, that Peter died of cancer nearly 16 months
ago. When he died he was 85 and 7 months.