December 2016

It's December 4, 2016.  In 2 weeks, on the 19th, we are supposed to leave for CA to spend Christmas with Michele and Pat.  Unfortunately, we don't have anyone to watch the dogs yet.  Boarding them would cost about $500.  Bill suggested I fly out but I know Michele would like...
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Jo Eastwood - My Grandparents

Jo Eastwood - My Grandparents
Jo Eastwood recalls her grandparents when she was growing up in Todmorden, Lancashire. One grandfather worked in a mill and the other was a Master Baker who was renowed for his cake making skills.
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Shirley Brown - My first romance

Shirley can't exactly remember how she met her first romantic interest, but they were together for a total of five years in a 'proper romance'.  
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Ruth Payne - Career advice

Technical or High School was the question Ruth faced when she left Primary School. Ruth's mother was insistent that she go to a High School, rather than a Technical School.  
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Margaret Crowe - The first few years together

Margaret Crowe - The first few years together
After Ted came home from Australia, Margaret and Ted shared a home with her parents. Margaret's mother had to tell her she was pregnant - Margaret had never heard of morning sickness!  
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Pat Carlson - My first love

Pat Carlson - My first love
Despite some romances between 19 and 22, it was meeting Vic in 1956 that was Pat's first true love.    
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Lisa Calabria - A Major Decision

Lisa Calabria - A Major Decision
The first part in a series on Lisa's suitors - lucky number ten! The story is drawn from Lisa's autobiography.  
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Joyce Pounsett - Hero worship

Joyce Pounsett - Hero worship
Joyce recounts her hero worship of a family friend, Steve, who volunteered for a tour of duty in the Korea War.    
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Alice Domagalski - How I see myself

Alice Domagalski - How I see myself
Alice was her mother's first child, but her father's tenth. This affected how Alice saw herself from the very beginning.    
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Lisa Calabria - Picnic Calabrese-style

Lisa Calabria - Picnic Calabrese-style
Family was most important element of Lisa's social life, with a large migrant family there were lots of people and lots of things to do - such as picnicking and listening to 'Hit Parade' together.  
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Bill Corey - I'm 96 today

Bill Corey - I'm 96 today
This week's topic is "Your Early Social Life" but it is also Bill's 96th birthday!
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Annette Lorenz - A blazing hot day on the Nullarbor

Annette Lorenz - A blazing hot day on the Nullarbor
Having been married at 16 Annette had no real social life as a single adult. She tells the story of meeting her husband, getting married, and then moving to Watson, a halt on the Nullarbor Plain for the Trans Australia railway.  
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Judith Black - 1963-1970

Judith talks about last week's topic,and growing up in Brisbane.  
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Joyce Pounsett - Living in a time of naivety

Joyce Pounsett - Living in a time of naivety
Joyce talks about growing up with her family and the many different activities - barbecues, vaudeville, radio shows and going dancing down the Port.  
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Cynthia Hood - My social life as a young adult

Cynthia Hood - My social life as a young adult
Cynthia tells the story of her social life and how it was affected by the war in England in 1940.
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Shirley Brown - Social life during the war

Shirley Brown - Social life during the war
The war changed social life for Shirley, although going to Church, dances and card games were still the high point of social life.  
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Ruth Payne - First paid job

Ruth describes her first job doing administrative work at the Olympic Tyre Rubber Company.  
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Pat Carlson - My sporting skills

Pat Carlson - My sporting skills
There were lots of competitive sports in the orphanage.  When evacuated to the countryside during the war, Pat had a rather unsuccessful experience with a horse from the moors. Pat was also an accomplished badminton player, as well as golfing and swimming.
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Maragret Crowe - Social Life as a Wren

Maragret Crowe - Social Life as a Wren
Margaret tells the story of how she met Ted and the romance - and hurdles- of getting engaged and married as servicemen and women during the war.      
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Alice Domagalski - The Haunting - a story from childhood

Alice Domagalski - The Haunting - a story from childhood
This is a free choice week so Alice tells a story from her childhood - the haunting...
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