My Love of Horses

Helen talks about her life long love of horses as her story of the topic of Sport and Hobbies.  
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Sports and Hobbies

Annette says she was never a great sports person but she did excel at swimming. As a hobby she enjoyed sewing and square dancing but writing has been with her all her life.  
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KNIT ONE PURL TWO...ARGGGGGHHHH!

I am an expert crocheter, thanks to my grandma’s teaching, yet an equally-inept knitter and seamstress, despite my grandma’s teaching.  From a very young age, my grandma was a gifted seamstress, knitter, and crocheter.  (Her dad had been a tailor.  She figured she must have “inherited” her talent from him.)  When...
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My favourite book: Rebecca by Daphne de Maurier

My favourite book: Rebecca by Daphne de Maurier
Joyce gives a synopsis of her favourite book; Rebecca by Daphne de Maurier which she read in the1950's and which remains her favourite to this day.
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Floating Down the River

Floating Down the River
Ask any Missourian south of I70 what a “float trip” is and unless he is one of our more taciturn Ozarkers he will tell you.  However as a boy living in Kansas where rivers flow muddy and sluggish I’d never heard of a float trip and 30 years later when we...
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Closing The Logbook

Closing The Logbook
How far in the past does an event have to have occurred before it can be called “history?” I have no idea. But as for a man’s personal life and times it seems reasonable to say that the day he becomes an octogenarian he can be forgiven if he looks back...
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Socialising and having fun in my youth

Judith talks about her life in Brisbane, Canberra and Nambour as a young women.  She shares memories of her favourite music, dances and other interests as well as the friends that she partied with.    
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My interests and activities as a young person

Ruth's interests as a young adult included ten pin bowling, ice skating and going to the beach.  She was a member of Legacy and met her friends mainly through her church.  Her interests were embroidery, crochet and different crafts. Endless Summer was one of her favourite movies.  She is still in...
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What I did on my days off work

Margaret tells us that she didn't have many days off while working for her father in 1943, however she and her sister were silver medallist dancers and attended the school dances (even though they had left school). They also went for walks and did a lot of reading. When she joined...
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My life interests

Jill  talks about the many interests she has enjoyed over her life.  First and foremost are her husband, four children and grandchildren, Other interests include, reading, jigsaw puzzles and her travels to Hong Kong, China, USA and Thailand and other interesting places.   Jill also tells us about the significant work...
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A Major Life Event: Writing became a passion

A Major Life Event: Writing became a passion
Living in the country one had to make one's own entertainment. In this episode ALice talks about how writing became more than a hobby to her.
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The RT Probe

The RT Probe
On the road… again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   The RT Probe When we finally decided that clam hunting was going to be a steady part of our future lives, Thu and the Footloose Forester decided that one Hawaiian Sling was not enough to...
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Even In Bad Weather, The Clams Are There

Even In Bad Weather, The Clams Are There
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Even In Bad Weather, The Clams Are There As time passes and we become more competent at harvesting clams from Chincoteague Bay, news of our successes has spread to other family members. That means more visits,...
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Embroidery - a lifelong interest

Embroidery - a lifelong interest
Margaret talks about embroidery which has been a lifelong hobby..
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Unique Zebra Amber

Unique Zebra Amber
  On the road… again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Zebra Amber   Many times we all take things for granted.  Being comfortable with one’s personal ignorance is a way to cope, so although we strive to know what is going on, or knowing...
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My Patchwork Quilt

Although I have collected family stories all of my life, I have only been involved with writing stories since the mid 1980\'s, around the time I started making patchwork quilts. My 2 children watched in amazement as I cut up pieces of fabric into tiny shapes and carefully, lovingly stitched the...
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