Category Archives: family

JEVINGTON SUSSEX

On our quest to trace Vine ancestors at Jevington, we spent a night at Hastings. It was my first visit and we were amazed by then tall black timber sheds for storage of seafaring equipment in days when everything was … Continue reading

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ONLY THE LONELY

In the last thirty years reports of feeling lonely in the US have doubled. In many countries, including Australia, more people live on their own than ever before. The elderly are isolated by illness and frailty, many far from family. … Continue reading

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Molly

molly gives us strength to carry on little girl of four should be the other way around molly’s lost her hair but not her smile there’s this bug inside me   you see have to get rid of it then my … Continue reading

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JASMINE

Diana was finding it difficult coping with her mother’s  yearly visit. Being a harsh disciplinarian with kids was expected, in her day, she thought, but invariably counter-productive. Yet Nana takes it as her duty to help instil manners in her grandchild, … Continue reading

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CAN YOU BELIEVE…

Mike was holding his daughter’s 21st birthday party in a small weatherboard hall, miles from anywhere. At forty-eight, his sister, Linda, looked vibrant and youthful: smart hairdo, trim white slacks, summery top. She lingered outside in the twilight chatting with … Continue reading

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