Tuesday, June 30, 2009

My Lovely Nan


(Violet) Elsie 'D'

My dear nan, Elsie turned 95 years old recently and I just had to put this photo on - just because we think she is so lovely!
Born just before the start of the First World War into a family with 12 siblings.
She was one of the eldest kids and certainly, to our mind, would have had an unbelievably tough working life. A life that obviously helped to make her the strong willed, resilient woman she is.
As one of the eldest in a large family, she looked after her younger brothers and sisters, and then, around age 12 went off working on the local farms.
She is a Fantastic Nan and Great Grandmother. Mum (Nana Belle) gave Nan a lovely party!
Out of Nan's 12 siblings only 2 of her sisters are with us, My Aunty Kath and Aunty Nancy.
It was terrific that their respective family brought them down from Ararat and Melbourne to spend the the day with 'Elsie'

Our very Rascally but Wonderful little boy, Fiann also had his 3rd Birthday. How charming, humorous and incredibly talkatie our boy is. And its no surprise he is talkative because his dad, Geoffrey and I can talk the leg off a chair. The 'normal' boyish thuggery and tantrums aside, Fiann is lovely company. And his vocabulary is ever increasing, so his conversation is complete and seems to be said in a miniature voice. By miniature voice I do not mean to imply he is quiet, alas, he is as noisy as the rest of us!!

Fiann told me with a cheeky little smirk the other day that his dad was in the Goodies! So I asked him which Goodie he was, he said it was Bill. It must be the beard!



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