Keeping our Mother’s stories alive

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Happy 5th Anniversary!

I made a Smilebox slide show for my daughter & son-in-law and posted them on facebook and twitter. Now, I can’t find them on either, so this is my second attempt at wishing them a happy 5th anniversary from John and I!! How time flies! Hope this is successful!!

 

 

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Have a wonderful Christmas!!

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Visiting Family

DH and I were very pleased and happy to visit our daughter and family yesterday to see the new addition!

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New Grandson!

Born at home this evening at 7-30pm weighing 7lbs 2oz…… Aubrey Aleksandr! 🙂

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WW1 Memories

My Grandmother volunteered to be a Bus Conductor during WW1. Here she is having a studio photo taken in her uniform….she would have been 18 years old in 1914 although the photo is not dated. I remember her telling me that her mother insisted on meeting her at the bus depot if she was on a late shift to accompany her safely home. Grandma did not like this and asked her not to come because she was embarassed!!! Her mother gave in but only if she agreed to carry a large hat pin in her pocket to defend herself, should she ever need to!!!!!!

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Annie Hoolahan nee Partington 1896 to 1986.

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Songs

We used to be able to remember most of the 1950s/60s songs because they don’t last as long as they do now! I can remember my sister and her friends playing Bill Haley and other rock n’ roll stars on an old gramophone in the kitchen and using me to try some of the dance tricks they had seen in the films!! I was only about five and they were in their early teens! I was in the choir at church and that’s where I really learned to sing. When I was in my teens at school, I joined the Gilbert & Sullivan Society and sung in the chorus in two of their comic operas, The Mikado and Ruddigore. It was a very enjoyable time in my life!

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