The Cemetery in Ballina NSW needed more space so they made a park and displayed old headstones This gravestone is my Paternal Great Grandfather who died in January 1884 aged just 25.His only son was a toddler at the time and he died in January 1948 not long before I was born.
This photo was taken about six months before Mum died and her visitor is her brother George Doyle the father of Tony and Sue from the previous post. It is the last time they saw each other , Mum died in 2001 when she was 79 and George died many years later aged in his nineties.
As a child he was my favourite uncle and that did not diminish with the years he used to ring me regularly to make sure I was OK until the last year or so of his life.
I have had a lovely holiday with Tom and Jayne Riley visiting relatives and looking at this beautiful country of ours.We travelled inland up to Townsville and then down the Queensland coast to Bundaburg where we visited our cousin Sue and her husband Colin. I hadn't seen Sue for twenty years but for Jayne it was forty years so there was lots of catching up to do.
After Bundaburg we travelled to Millmerrin in the Darling Downs and visited Tony (Sue's older brother) whom I hadn't seen since 1972 and the last time Jayne saw him she was only thirteen.He is the spitting image of his late father and even is a great story teller like Uncle George used to be.Many childhood memories were shared with both Tony and Sue .
Please note I have a jacket on and unfortunately that was the last time we wore our summer clothes until this winter decides to go away.
It is too cold in Bathurst for any sign of spring as the frosts have been anything up (or is it down) to minus four.
My sister Louise posted these photos this morning on FB and it is the Botanic Gardens in Akueyri in Iceland ; why someone who hates the cold as much as she does is visiting such a cold country is beyond me!
We came across this Memorial by accident and then spent hours there it was so interesting.There were more men lost on D.Day from this small town in Bedford Virginia than any other place in the USA. But it was all about all the allies who took part in the D.Day invasion 73 years ago yesterday.