What was the first movie I remember seeing? Now this one is really going to test my memory, however, I do remember a movie, not sure if it was the first one I ever saw, but it certainly was the first one I went to see on my own and plays on my mind.
My first holiday away from home, on my own, well actually with my 2nd cousin Maureen Woodcock (now Drage) who was 20 at the time, was on a coach tour of Queensland. From memory, it was Maureen who suggested it. I was 17 at the time and had never been away more than a few days at a time at my grandmother’s. Continue reading
Back in the late 1950’s the Geraldton Retail Traders’ Association came up with the idea of holding a tomato festival in Geraldton. As plans evolved, the name changed to the Sunshine Festival and was always held during the August school holidays. Back then, there were only 3 terms to a year and school holidays were one week in May, two weeks in August and six weeks in December and January. Continue reading
What was your first car and how old were you when you got it? Well, I remember my first car very distinctly. It was a pale green Simca that used to belong to my grandmother, Norma Cripps. Continue reading
Once upon a time, wedding stories were written when a couple were married. Describing what the bride wore, giving a full description of the colour of the dress, that of the bridesmaids, the bouquets, accessories and often times, what presents the happy couple were given. The latter is probably a good thing that it isn’t practised anymore. Can you imagine the gossip!!? Continue reading