Times at Nambour and Griffith Primary Schools

Judith recounts how she worked with her mother to fundraise to build a school at Loftus where she lived.  Then at 8 years of age Judith attended Griffith Primary School, where her lifelong love of reading began.
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Who's the Snitch?

Ruth tells of her mother bottling fruits and vegetables and storing them in the cellar on Seventh East in Salt Lake City, Utah and how she caught the family member that was "snitching" the food since it was disappearing.
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My First Bike

Bill recalls the delight he got from getting his first motor bike in Adelaide in the 1930's.
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My Childhood Home

When I was about four years old, mom and dad had finished the home on the farm at East Garland, Utah where I would grow up.  We had been living in Tremonton in two different homes, at different times, on North Tremont Street where my grandfather, W.A. Adams had remodeled and...
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My cat Kia.

My cat Kia.
This is my cat Kia.  He had many names over the years so that may be why he never came to us when we called to him....or he could have just been acting like a typical cat and coming when they wanted to.  Either way, he's eating out of his food...
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Games we played after school

Bill talks about playing card games and table tennis during his school years.  And tells us how sailing became one of his loves.
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My Mother -My best friend

My Mother -My best friend
Bill Corey remembers his mother when growing up in Tarlee, SOuth AUstralia. In this photo Bill is being held by his mother so this photo will date from late 1917 to early 1918.
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School Days - Tarlee, South Australia

Bill Corey went to school in the 1920's. In those days the local school had one teacher and in this short audio Bill talks about life as a school boy in those days just after the First World War.
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Games I played as a Child....

Thanks Annie for this one.  I actually had to think.  I mainly remember childhood as either dance lessons, gymnasitics, and then finally for many many years, swim practice.  So I came home from school and went straight to practice.  So not too much time for games. I was a serious youngster!...
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Bring Your Sons!!

Bring Your Sons!!
When it comes to famous family sayings there is one that really stands out when I was a kid. With 7 boys and 3 girls Dad has his hands full whenever he dared to take us anywhere outside the home. The 3 older boys, Jimmy, myself and Johnny, were old enough...
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The Pimpmobile and My Pride and Joy

The Pimpmobile and My Pride and Joy
Describe your first car(s), where you drove it and with whom?  My dad was probably wise in not letting me get my drivers license until my Senior Year.  I was given his powder blue Lincoln Versailles in 1982,.  I would imagine it was a '77 - that is when they first...
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My Special Relationship with Opoe

My maternal great-grandmother, Hilje Mulder Folkers, and I had a special relationship when I was a very young, and this relationship still affects me emotionally some 65 years later.  Opoo had lost her husband before I was born, and she was living with my grandparents, Hermannus Thiessens and Henrietta Folkers.  When...
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Things I Miss

Things I Miss
This is simply a word picture of something I often experienced as a boy.   As often happens I didn’t know how much I loved these things until I realized they no longer shared my world. Steam Engines:     At the mid-century point of the 20 th Century hundreds of awesome black...
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Down In The Valley

If you picture a valley as a bowl or a long trough between lines of mountains, Caney is not in a valley.    But Urban S. Gibbs, a patriarch who had the stern, unforgiving look of John Brown, was President of our bank and keeper of Caney’s money.  He called his bank...
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Black and White TV Oh MY

Black and White TV Oh MY
My favorite black and white show was really a movie and it was only half in Black and White....The Wizard of Oz.  It was a movie my mother enjoyed watching with me.  Most of my growing up years, mom didn't have a lot of time for TV, keeping house for three...
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Oh, black and white TV!

My youngest daughter, Melanie, would have enjoyed 'The Howdy Doody Show' as a ventriliquist in her own right!

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I Liked Watching the Snow With No Channel

I Liked Watching the Snow With No Channel
  BONANZA   SUNDAY NIGHT  I COULDN'T WAIT.  HOSS WAS MY FAVORITE WHEN HE WAS THERE TO HELP LITTLE JOE I WAS HAPPY .BUT WE DIDN'T GET TO ENJOY THE SHOW AS MUCH AS MOST PEOPLE BECAUSE IN THE BEGINNING OF THE SHOW THE MAP WOULD START TO BURN UP AND...
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Rubber band wars with Dad!

Rubber band wars with Dad!
This is not the actual rubber bands we used....The ones we used were this big before you began pulling on them!  They were awesome!!!   Rubber band wars with Dad My younger brother Tyler and I used to love having rubber band wars with our Dad when we were growing up. ...
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The black and white show that I remember watching as a child is...

The black and white show that I remember watching as a child is...
Howdy Doody was a great show that I remember.  They were re-runs at that time, but they were new to me!  Another show that started in black and white and then went to color was Captain Kangaroo.  I loved that show too....Mr. Green Jeans and the ping pong balls.
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HAYRIDE

HAYRIDE
LOCAL FARMER AT HIS BEST   OUR NEIGHBORHOOD WAS FILLED WITH LAUGHTER PRETTY MUCH ALL THE TIME . I THINK THAT WAS THE REASON ONE OF THE FARMERS THAT LIVED THERE WOULD COME DOWN THE STREET WITH HIS HORSES AND HAY WAGON ON ANY GIVEN SATURDAY RIGHT AROUND 6:30 PM.  HE...
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