Our Honeymoon

Our Honeymoon
Margaret was married on January 31st 1945 and spent her honeymoon in London staying at the Union Jack Club - a hotel for service personnel and their familes at Kings Cross. Immediately after the honeymoon Ted and Margaret rejoined their units and did not see each other again for over a...
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Joyce and Ted's honeymoon

Joyce and Ted left their wedding reception at 8.00 pm and headed for the foreshore at Glenelg South Australia where they shared a serve of chips. They then headed for the Grosvenor Hotel on North Terrace, Adelaide, for the night where they were showered with confetti and upgraded to a suite....
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Our honeymoon in Tasmania

Our honeymoon in Tasmania
Ruth and Murdoch travelled via Melbourne to Tasmania and sailed on the Princess of Tasmania across Bass Straight.  They spent two weeks touring and highlights were Port Arthur and the Hobart Casino.  
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How my wedding was planned

How my wedding was planned
Margaret talks about how her family hurriedly arranged her wedding to Ted before he was transferred overseas during World War II.  Margaret was 19 years old and Ted was 20.  
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The Wildcat and The Chicken - a funny incident

The Wildcat and The Chicken - a funny incident
We all have funny incidents in our lives and Story Circle members were asked to recall a amusing story for their life. Alice came with one of the best...
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My Twenty First

My Twenty First
This week's topic is "What happened when you you turned 21?" As Margaret said, when she turned 21 she had been married for two years and her twin boys were six months old!
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My 21st birthday; a family celebration

My 21st birthday; a family celebration
  Jill describes her 21st birthday celebration with her close family    
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My 21st birthday celebration

Ruth's 21st birthday celebrations were held at the Royal Coach Motor Inn in Adelaide South Australia.  It was a small affair.  
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Our honeymoon 1968

Our honeymoon 1968
Annette and Gerry returned to Watson, South Australia, only two weeks after their wedding and anxiously awaited the arrival of the weekly Sugar Train that was carrying all of their floor coverings and furniture for their new home.  This was the honeymoon they wanted, putting their new home together and making...
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Returning from the War and Building My New Home

Bill returned from WWII and found it strange associating with "ordinary people" after living with mates in the Army for the previous 5 years.  
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Amusing family stories

Amusing family stories
  Annette relays four amusing family stories from her younger days - the squeaky duck story, the Sunday nuts story, the Norwood grand final story and Nancy put your pants on story.    
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Visits to Port Broughton South Australia

Ruth and her husband often visited Mrs Barnes, widow of George Barnes of Port Broughton.  Mrs. Barnes' house was filled with wonderful furniture and brick-a-brack, which was much admired by Ruth's husband.  Ruth's amusing story leads us to the deceased estate auction after Mrs Barnes' death, where their expectations of acquiring...
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A Funny Incident I Remember

A Funny Incident I Remember
Margaret recalls an incident that still makes her laugh...
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My wedding to Gerry in 1968

My wedding to Gerry in 1968
Annette and Gerry returned to Adelaide by Goods Train, where she met Gerry's parents for the first time.  They were Polish/Russian immigrants and welcomed her into the family.  Her sister and husband helped to dress her for the wedding, which was held at Gerry's parents home.  After the ceremony Gerry's mother...
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My Wedding and My Unusual Honeymoon

My Wedding and My Unusual Honeymoon
Alice goes on to tell the tale about her wedding and her unusual honeymoon..
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My Favourite Books

Margaret talks about her favourite books and her special favourite - Arabella by Georgette Heyer.  
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My favourite book

Ruth gives us an overview of her favourite book - Blow the Wind southerly by Kay Brownbill of South Australia.  It is a book which spans over 100 years from the mid 19th century.
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My whirlwind romance

My whirlwind romance
Annette talks about her whirlwind romance with Gerry, their engagement and wedding three weeks later so they could return to Watson South Australia to take up possession of one of the 6 houses in the small Railway town.  
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My Engagement and Wedding Preparations

My Engagement and Wedding Preparations
Getting engaged and preparing for the wedding are some of the biggest things in anyone's life. Alice recalls her engagement and wedding.
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My short engagement

Margaret became engaged to Ted in December 1944 and they were married on 31st January 1945.  There was no ring and no money to spare, but their friends gave them an engagement party at the local Toch H club.  
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