Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Trove Tuesday - Family History

Family History in 1905

1905 'FAMILY HISTORY.', The World's News (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 1955), 15 April, p. 18. , viewed 16 May 2016,

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Treating myself

My latest purchase is a book that will hopefully give me guidance for tracking down my elusive Ryans.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Monday Memories - The Typewriter

Over the weekend my son shared a post on Facebook that he has given me permission to post here.

He wrote "Found a Remington Travel-Riter Deluxe on eBay ..... just like my grandfather's old one. The kids are as obsessed as I used to be ......"

And he shared a picture of  two of the grandkids playing on the typewriter.

My son also sent me a couple more photos of the typewriter. One of the cover and one of it sitting on Uncle Jack's desk that is at my son's home.

My  Dad loved typing and, as a cranky old man, he spent hours sending letters of complaint to government departments, the police, the press and anyone else he could think of. I had forgotten how my kids loved playing with Dad's precious toy.

What my son doesn't know is that playing with typewriters is in the genes. 

When I was a a child we used to visit my grandmother's home each Sunday and I loved to play on the typewriter there that my Aunty Kath rented when she was learning to type.


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