ONE POST FOR EACH YEAR OF MY LIFE AND ONE PIC WHERE AVAILABLE. We will be covering a little over 64 years here. I wonder just what I can recall and how accurately.
I had a childhood embedded and secured in traditions that developed in our family. One of them was the Easter Show. We lived out in the Western Suburbs at Belmore and once a year, at Easter time, we drove in our covered ute across to Randwick in the East for a day at the Royal … Read more
1955 and the baby brother weighed in at 11 lbs. Our weights remained a source of pride in the family along with the double brick house and the curly hair and chubby cheeks. I started school at Belmore North Public School. Just up the road from home. Mum made all our clothes and we wore … Read more
LYNNE DRESSED UP AGAIN, I seem to have had some fine bonnets and frocks. 1954 – Dad worked all week. We still went to Nana and Poppa at Rosebery on weekends and if we were lucky, visited the Carters in Lakemba. We also went on picnics to the outskirts of Sydney and swung on swings. … Read more
LYNNE SWIMMING. THE BEGINNING OF A LIFETIME PASSION. SWIMMING WITH JOY SANDERS, SUSAN SANDERS AND NAN JESSIE SARAH BELL. BACK IN BELMORE AND DRESSED UP. NOT THE BEGINNING OF A LIFETIME PASSION. ________________ Life evolved in Belmore with holidays to the North Coast. We were a family obsessed with the water. It has taken 6 … Read more
SUSAN BORN 26 MAY 1952 AT CANTERBURY HOSPITAL JOYCE WITH SUSAN ON A DAY OUT IN THE CITY. SUSAN WITH POPPA BELL AND SOME DUCKS MAYBE IN LAURIETON ON THE NORTH COAST OF NEW SOUTH WALES. ________________ 1952 brought my younger sister into the world. She is gone now and I am often sad.
LYNNE ON THE FRONT VERANDAH AT 27 PAXTON AVENUE BELMORE THE BELL FAMILY AT 13 TWEEDMOUTH AVENUE ROSEBERY LYNNE WITH THE CARTER TWINS, KEITH AND ROSS, ON THE FRONT STEPS OF THEIR HOUSE IN LAKEMBA STREET, LAKEMBA. _________ 1951. I have no memories at all of 1951 except the stories and the photos. Sydney in … Read more
It was easy to choose the image for 1950 because its a classic in our family. I was the first of the Grandchildren on the Bells’ side and have always been accredited with being the perfect baby. Pretty. Chubby. Curly haired. Rolling fat at the wrist. In 1950 we moved into 27 Paxton Avenue, Belmore. … Read more
MY FATHER, Bruce, had studied carpentry while he was ” away at war“. Doing correspondence while most of the men thought the world would end and were focussed on survival. When he married Joyce they went to live in his family home in Hurlstone Park with his father, John George – known as Jack. His … Read more
In 1948, a young Joy Bell met Bruce Sanders who was not long back from the War. 6 years overseas. They met at the engagement of her sister, Jean, and Bill Carter, a friend of Bruce. Within 3 weeks they were engaged and within 3 months they were married. That’s Joyce and Bruce the day … Read more