Jack Apps 1927- My Jobs At 14 years I left school and worked as a grocer boy for Derrin Bros. on Botany Road, Mascot. School leaving age was 14 years and 4 months. My birthday was at school holiday time and when I did not return to school some mug dobbed me in the teacher, … Continue reading My Career
Jack Apps. 1927 - 2020 Jack Apps 1927 - 2020 I was the first baby for mum and dadThis made them very happy and gladTo have a boy- their very first.Dad opened a bottle to quench his thirst. Two years later whenI had a little sister we called GwenI cuddled that little sister, she was … Continue reading Young Memories written by Jack Apps 2005
Arthur John PARKER 1896-1946Eric PARKER1921-1996Arthur "Toss" PARKER1923-1942The Parker family who were all proud military men. I have been researching our family tree since 1981. As many family historians will know, you get a liking for certain ancestors, even though you have never known them in person. Well, these three lads are mine and their research … Continue reading The Saga of the Parker Boys
Well, goodbye 2020, it has been a disordely time for many. Fortunately, for me, I live in Australia and have been very, very lucky, although we have had a few bouts of lockdown, to date, I have come out unscathed. Yes, I am aware how lucky I have been and I am full of empathy … Continue reading Hello 2021
Benny waiting patiently It was a beautiful spring morning when Benny gave a yap and walked to the cupboard where his harness and lead is kept. "Yes" I said to him, "it is a nice morning for a walk." The sun was shinning, there was little breeze and it was just nine o'clock in the … Continue reading The Beauty of Spring
Today, my daughter in law would have celebrated her 49th birthday. She is our brave warrior who fought with a smile on her face. She suffered the dreaded cancer for twenty years but she never gave up and was always positive. Every time she got knocked down, she got up again and was ready for … Continue reading Who Cares Wins
Fire! The beginning of 2020 Wow! Life has thrown us bucket of garbage this year. I am sure we will all remember 2020. Fires were the beginning. An experience I won’t forget in a hurry and I was one of the lucky ones. My heart goes out to all those who lost family, friends, pets … Continue reading What’s Normal?
After many weeks in isolation, restrictions have been relaxed. It was promising to be a beautiful day. I jumped in the car with my camera and decided to visit those who cannot visit me. I headed to Eastern Suburbs Memorial Park. Many relatives are there. Some of whom I have treasured memories of and some … Continue reading Visiting those who have left me.
Ann Smith 1834-1905. A woman of stamina.
It's been three months since my Dad left us. He would have celebrated his 93rd birthday a couple of weeks ago. One of the hardest things is to say goodbye to a parent as they have been in your life 'forever'. So, on a cold spring day I stayed in my pyjamas until 1.30pm and … Continue reading Dad