#6 The Boxing Club

Grandfather moved to the Anglican Church in Naracoorte in South Australia in January 1915 to become the Vicar of the Anglican church there. Many years later when Dad was in hospital one time I went in to visit. He was a little sleepy but he wanted to talk because he would never want anyone to…

#5 My father’s parents

My grandfather was known by my sister and me as ‘George’. Grandmother was always Grandma. George was actually named Walter Corden with no middle name and herewith begins the tale. Around about the the first decade of the 20th century flush toilets were becoming more common and were generally referred to as a Water Closet.…

#4 Uncle Walter Johnston

We will leave mum and dad down on the little farm in Tyabb for a little while; I want to spend a few days talking about one of mum’s brothers and then about dad’s parents. Do you remember that photo of the the whole of mum’s family and the little boy at his father’s side?…

#3 Mr and Mrs my parents

Douglass is now married to Ida and they move down from Sydney to Melbourne. By now there are three little darlings: Robin and me and brother David. That is me on the left and Robin on the right and the little fairheaded lad in the middle is David. We first of all lived in Hampton…

#2 My Father.

Well that was mother and that explains where your name comes from Ida May. Now we come to Douglas and where that name comes from. My father, had four Christian names and I think they were all important but I don’t know why. He was christened Walter Foster Douglass Ernest but he always was known…

#1 D.O.B Sept 1943

That’s the year I was born. Ida May, you were born in 2013 when I was seventy and Douglas you were born in 2021 when I was seventy eight. Now if I don’t stay around long enough to tell you all the stories I want to tell then you might need to rely on what…

Welcome

This is an old blog that I have been using just a little like having a spare shed in the back yard where I keep things that I’m not using but I won’t throw them away because I know they will come in handy sometime or other. Anyway, today I put a new battery in…