20 Years

20 Years
    Today is Memoir Monday (OK, it is Tuesday, but I have an excuse).  This is where I give you a chance to write and link up and answer the question about your past.  Yesterday was my 20 th  anniversary, and my husband and I actually went on a date! ...
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How I met your mother...

How I met your mother...
I met Mom working at the Harry Doehla Greeting Card Company [local company started in the 1920s: see article from 1962 http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=2209&dat=19620630&id=xrUrAAAAIBAJ&sjid=1v4FAAAAIBAJ&pg=5126,5946058 ] My first impression of her was that she was silly but not a wise guy and fun to be with; easy to please, but noisy; willing to do...
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One Hot Day: How We Lost the Andersons

One Hot Day: How We Lost the Andersons
The sun had not yet risen in the city and already it was getting hot, not that it had ever really cooled off in the night. Two days before, on Tuesday, a new record was set for the hottest day ever recorded, only for it to be broken the very next...
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On Soaring With Eagles...

On Soaring With Eagles...
                                              On Soaring with the Eagles …      Okay, the dang kid was… Well, he was sort of a jerk, actually.  For years.  And he was always very...
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On Getting the Right Attitude

  On Getting The Right Attitude ...           No one can make you happy, or unhappy.  You may become that way, but trust me, 95% of the time, you will shape your happiness with your attitude.  And it is only a matter of convenience just how offended you can be about...
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98 and Stuck in Hospital

It's 7pm and my nanna has now been in hospital for one week. She has been brilliant staying in her own home 97 years but as 98 approached she took to her bed, prefering to sleep the day away. Concerned, my father called in the carers. Just prior to her stay...
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Our first home and the birth of our 1st daughter

After their wedding, Annette and Gerry begin married life in their home in Watson, South Australia, on the Nullabor Plain. The home had large rooms and they decorated and made it their own.  In 1970 their first daughter was born and Annette had to make a decision about whether to stay...
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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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Judith's around Australia Honeymoon

Judith's around Australia Honeymoon
After the wedding at 483 Magill Road, Tranmere, Judith and Steve planned their 'round Australia' honeymoon on their weekend at Carrickalinga . They set off in their short-wheel base Toyota along the Great Ocean Road to Melbourne, then Canberra and up the east coast of Australia, visiting friends on the way....
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My challenging wedding plans

My challenging wedding plans
The arrangements for Ruth and Murdoch's wedding were anything but smooth going.  Listen to Ruth's interesting story.  
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My Wedding to Ted in December 1959

My Wedding to Ted in December 1959
After Joyce and Ted became engaged and they had settled on a date, Joyce's mother took on organising the wedding with great enthusiasm.  With notebook in hand she organised everything also making the gowns for the bride and bridesmaids.  Joyce  goes on to describe the wedding and reception on 26th December...
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My courtship and engagement to Ted

My courtship and engagement to Ted
Joyce met Ted when they were both members of the CMS and partnered him to the CMS Ball.  The friendship and courtship gradually grew.  And all was going along comfortably until Joyce was accepted into the Women's Police Force in June 1959.  When she told Ted he went very quiet and...
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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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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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Serendipity: Finding a Birth Mother

Serendipity: Finding a Birth Mother
It is a chilly summer evening in San Francisco, California. It is the evening of my husband's birthday. We had just returned from dinner and are sitting on our back porch, talking. "Do you think your birth mother is thinking about you today?" My husband, Paul, was adopted, back in Pittsburgh,...
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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 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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Judith and Steven's wedding

Judith and Steven's wedding
Judith, who was living in Darwin at the time, decided to get married at St George's Church Magill South Australia because church had a lychgate and she describes herself as a 'romantic'.  She wore a wedding gown made from white and gold material she had bought on a cruise a few...
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Romance, Pen Friends & Future Spouse

Romance, Pen Friends & Future Spouse
How a broken romance led to a pen friend and a future spouse. Alice recalls those bitter sweet days.
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