Auntie, Sister. Grandmother, Great-Grandmother,
Mother and Wife of German Descent
I’ve lived in Australia since 1959 together with my husband Peter. We have four children, eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. I started blogging because I wanted to publish some of my childhood memories. I am blogging now also some of my other memories. I like to publish some photos too as well as a little bit of a diary from the present time. Occasionally I publish a story with a bit of fiction in it. Peter, my husband, is publishing some of his stories under berlioz1935.wordpress.com
It is June 2013 now and I want to update the above:
Gabriele, our first born child, died on the 15th July 2012. She contracted polio on her fourth birthday. She lived for more than 50 years as a quadriplegic. For all these years she also had to cope with breathing difficulties. She always tried to live life to the full. She enjoyed a great social life right to her last breath!
On the 18th July 2012 Lucas was born. He is the son of our grandson Ryan and of Ebony. So we have a great-grandson now!
Our two great-granddaughters are the daughters of our grandson Tristan and of Stephanie. The girls are one year apart, six and five this year in July!
UPDATE FOR 2014:
On the 27th of September 2014, Alexander Robert, a brother for two year old Lucas, was born in Wollongong Hospital. Ryan and Ebony made it to the hospital barely an hour before little Alex was born. Twelve hours later they were already on their way back home, where the first family visits soon arrived.
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PLANNING ON MOVING?
A few years ago we saw in a brochure that a house close to Goulburn Railway Station was for sale. It was also near a shopping centre and an ALDI store was within easy reach. What more could we want if we planned on moving?
We saw our dream come true, to sell our present dwelling, buy the new place and end up with something like fifty thousand Dollars saved in the bank! People told us, but Goulburn, it is a bit out of the way, isn’t it?
No, we said, not at all. There’s the Railway Station close by. We hop on the train and are in Sydney in no time. The pensioner excursion trip from Goulburn to Sydney would still cost us only two Dollars and fifty cents! We can even go from Goulburn to Newcastle for our two Dollars fifty!
But you cannot do such a long trip that often, was the objection. We were asked, how often we were then going to see our children. How often do we see them now? We asked back. We pointed out, that we more or less only saw them for birthdays and Christmas anyway. We could still see them on these occasions, when we lived in Goulburn.
So we were all set to make the move to Goulburn, when it suddenly dawned on us, that we could not possibly move to the new place without doing some renovations first. The new place would need some renovations to be done to it! Renovations? You are kidding! Who would want to do renovations at our age! If we paid someone to renovate for us, we’d probably end up with no money left in the bank.
This is the end of the story. We are not going to sell our home and we are not going to move to another place.
March 29, 2013
Yesterday I found this page. I think it was in draft. I was curious what it contained. After reading it, I thought, why not publish it? So here it is.
END OF STORY?
May be it is and may be it isn’t. Basically nothing much has changed since I wrote the above.