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Father, Mother and Grandfather

29 Jan

https://berlioz1935.wordpress.com/2013/10/28/october-27th/

Peter’s father, Richard Hannemann, was born on the 28th of October 1900 in Luckenwalde.

“Seventeen of his descendents live in Australia and nine in Germany Two of his grandchildren have passed away.”

https://berlioz1935.wordpress.com/2013/11/16/6-november/

Peter’s mother, Frieda Hannemann, nee Müller, was born on the 16th of November 1900 in Berlin.

“She was always a rather physically weak child, did not like any strenuous activity. On Sundays her father liked to walk with the family across the Tempelhofer Field (later Airport Tempelhof) where the walk over the sandy ground drove her to tears. But her father wanted to have his beer on the other side of the large field.

After school and training to be an “early childhood carer” she worked for a little while as a nanny, but later, during the Big War, she joined the Post Office and became a telephone operator in the new technology of telephony. She had a beautiful, clear voice right to the end of her life. In old age she still sounded like a forty year old on the phone.”

Peter’s parents got engaged in 1922
and married in 1929.

https://berlioz1935.wordpress.com/2014/11/03/my-granddad-and-world-war-i/

This blog is about Peter’s grandfather, Otto Hannemann, father of Richard Hannemann.

“Otto Hannemann, was a carpenter foreman in the growing city of Berlin. Born in the small town of Luckenwalde, south of Berlin, he looked for work in the big city to support his growing family.

When the world war one started he was not called up straight away. Only later, in the beginning of 1916, he was called upon as he was a reservist (Landjäger).
It seems he had his training in Schwerin, the capital of Mecklenburg

He was sent to the Western Front. (Perhaps he was even opposite Australian forces.) We know from the war reports and history books that it was hell. On the 2. 12. 1916 he fell. Some reports tell of cold and frosty days. He is buried in a war cemetery just outside Lille: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lille”

One Month ago

21 Jan
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This picture was taken exactly one month ago on the day of our 60th Wedding Anniversary.

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We visited our grandson with his family on our way back home from Melbourne. The above layout pictures are from our visit at the farmhouse where Tristan and family live now.

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These are Kia and Jaki, our great granddaughters.

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Son Martin and grandson Tristan with his wife Stephanie

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The following are some pictures from our anniversary celebrations on Christmas Eve:

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Puzzles

20 Jan

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This Berlin puzzle we have had for many, many years. We have had it for so long, that our middle aged children can remember it from their childhood! Amazingly it is still intact, didn’t get thrown out yet with all the other things. Martin occupied himself doing it one night before last Christmas when he stayed at our place.

After the Christmas of 2016,  Peter and I stayed at Martin’s place in Melbourne. It did rain a lot. So we asked Martin, could he show us one of his puzzles. We ended up doing a world puzzle, and I think we took a picture of it after the puzzle was finished, but tight now I cannot find this picture. But I found a picture of another of Martin’s puzzles that we did all together on New Year’s Eve:

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This Australia puzzle looked quite easy to do, but I thought it was actually not all that easy.

Back home in January I wanted to try out a new puzzle that we bought. It had a lot of water and sky in it. So I expected it to be very, very difficult.  The picture of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House in the middle of the puzzle, for sure I could manage to do this, couldn’t I? Well, I was wrong. It took me a long, long time just to do this little bit. I did not want to leave it on our dining table for days on end. So I packed it away again. Is there anyone who would like to do it for me? I did not throw it out yet. I only packed it away, sorted out in different little bags. Anyone is welcome to have a go at it!

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P.S. I asked Peter about the picture of that other puzzle. And surprise, surprise, he found it in the cloud! So he copied it for me to use it. It took him a while to work out how he could get it out of the cloud!

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Here is the picture of the other puzzle that we did with Martin.

My Memories of Australia in the 1960s

16 Jan

I think back to what Sydney was like in the 1960s. Oh, so much has changed since then. On a Sunday you would see hardly any people in the city, Outside cafes? Not in your dreams.

I cannot recall that I noticed then a lot of homeless people. When our daughter became sick with the polio virus, she received in Sydney the best of medical care paid for by the Hospital Fund. We were recent migrants. My husband was on very low wages, but we had no money problems, none whatsoever!

Our diet in the 1960s included of course fish and chips and meat pies, also topside steak (which was very affordable) and minced meat and occasionally a leg of lamb roasted in the oven. I never liked to eat chicken, but I cooked it for the family. Of course we could always afford to buy fresh vegetables and fruit. We thought Australia was the best country for our young family. We had three children within three years, and I was able to stay home with them! We were also able to save up for our own block of land to build our own house on with a loan from a Building Society. So we were able to get by on my husband’s low wages. We were never without some kind of accommodation or basic food. We did not spend a lot on clothes. How about that? Unheard of today!!

We never borrowed any money. Our only debt was for a second hand car and later for a very low priced house.

Natur-Park des Schöneberger Südgeländes

7 Nov

https://tonari.wordpress.com/2016/11/05/natur-park-schoeneberger-suedgelaende/

Frau Tonari published a blog about this Natur-Park in Berlin and I reblogged it:

https://auntyuta.com/2016/11/07/natur-park-schoneberger-sudgelande/?iframe=true&theme_preview=true

Frau Tonari included many beautiful pictures in her blog. The pictures reminded me, that Peter and I took also quite a few pictures when we visited this park a few months ago. I looked up the pictures that are in my files and publish some of them now. Martin, our son, was with us in Berlin. So Martin, Peter and I went together for a visit to that park. Frau Tonari wrote that the park had no other visitors at the time she was there. The same thing happened to us. When we arrived there was at times some light rain. We thought, that maybe the weather was the reason why no other visitors were to be seen. We were there on a weekday. We assumed that maybe on weekends some people might be around. There was a cafe, but it was closed.

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The above picture shows the entrance. Peter is in the foreground, Martin on the left.

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The cafe, that was closed, had a lot of outside seating available.

The cafe, that was closed, had a lot of outside seating.

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Father and Son

Father and Son

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Visiting Nan Tien Temple

30 Oct

https://auntyuta.com/?s=Nan+Tien+Temple&submit=Search

When going to the above link, you find some previous blogs of mine about the Nan Tien Temple.
Today we took some time to pay the temple another visit.

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Near where we parked I noticed this flower.

Near where we parked I noticed this flower.

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This is in the Teahouse where we had some Lotus Tea.

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We strolled to the nearby Lotus Pond.

We strolled to the nearby Lotus Pond.

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Wedding Reception

1 Aug

https://auntyuta.com/2015/11/03/the-wedding-reception/

Last year I published this blog about the Wedding Reception of Ebony and Ryan. I probably never published the photos that were taken in Wollongongs’s Botanical Gardens on the morning of the wedding on 31st of October 2015. I found in my drop-box three of these photos and publish them here now.

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Bride and Groom have already two sons: Lucas (3) and Alexander (1)

 

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