My 21st birthday; a family celebration

My 21st birthday; a family celebration
Annette remembers celebrating her 21st birthday with her close family.
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FIFTEEN MINUTES OF FAME - DURING DINNERTIME

Some of my earliest memories, throughout the ‘60s and ‘70s, are of sitting around the dinner table with my mom, dad, and sister. Dinner was at 5 o’clock prompt. Mom cooked every night. It was just something we did. Didn’t everyone? When I began working in NYC and not getting off...
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"Yes, Zach. I know Sinterklaas." (2012)

"Yes, Zach. I know Sinterklaas." (2012)
"Grandpa, do you really know Sinterklaas?"   This was the question posed to me by Zach, my five-year-old grandson during my visit with his family on December 6th. One of our family traditions around the Christmas season is that Sinterklaas' (Dutch name for Saint Nicholas) makes a visit to the homes...
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Favourite Christmas Memories

Favourite Christmas Memories
Christmas is a special time of year and every family has its special memoroes. Here Jill Sayner shares her favourite Christmas memories.  
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Big News Stories 1940's to 1960's

Big News Stories 1940's to 1960's
Jill shares the memorable things of her childhood and as a young adult.  She remembers the Annual John Martins Xmas Pagaent, the Royal Adelaide Show and the first Adelaide Festival of Arts.
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Judith's around Australia Honeymoon

Judith's around Australia Honeymoon
After the wedding at 483 Magill Road, Tranmere, Judith and Steve planned their 'round Australia' honeymoon on their weekend at Carrickalinga . They set off in their short-wheel base Toyota along the Great Ocean Road to Melbourne, then Canberra and up the east coast of Australia, visiting friends on the way....
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My challenging wedding plans

My challenging wedding plans
The arrangements for Ruth and Murdoch's wedding were anything but smooth going.  Listen to Ruth's interesting story.  
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My Wedding to Ted in December 1959

My Wedding to Ted in December 1959
After Joyce and Ted became engaged and they had settled on a date, Joyce's mother took on organising the wedding with great enthusiasm.  With notebook in hand she organised everything also making the gowns for the bride and bridesmaids.  Joyce  goes on to describe the wedding and reception on 26th December...
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My 21st birthday celebration

Ruth's 21st birthday celebrations were held at the Royal Coach Motor Inn in Adelaide South Australia.  It was a small affair.  
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My whirlwind romance

My whirlwind romance
Annette talks about her whirlwind romance with Gerry, their engagement and wedding three weeks later so they could return to Watson South Australia to take up possession of one of the 6 houses in the small Railway town.  
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My 21st birthday celebrations

My 21st birthday celebrations
Joyce describes her 21st birthday celebrations and tells us what it was like to be 21 years of age in 1958.
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Judith and Steven's wedding

Judith and Steven's wedding
Judith, who was living in Darwin at the time, decided to get married at St George's Church Magill South Australia because church had a lychgate and she describes herself as a 'romantic'.  She wore a wedding gown made from white and gold material she had bought on a cruise a few...
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My 21st birthday celebration

My 21st birthday celebration
Judith was asked by her parents to return to Brisbane from Canberra just before her 21st birthday.  She celebrated her 21st birthday with family and friends.  Her mother arranged the catering and made the birthday cake.  On her return to Brisbane, Judith worked in the Department of Air and flatted in...
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25 Year Wedding Anniversary

25 Year Wedding Anniversary
For our 25 year wedding anniversary, I surprised Byron with a trip to Asheville, NC for a two night stay at the Biltmore House. Our anniversary is December 31st. When we arrived, we were treated like royality. We decided we wanted something to eat but not a full meal so we...
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A Tribute to W. A. Adams on his 90th Birthday

A Tribute to W. A. Adams on his 90th Birthday
[While I was serving my mission in The Netherlands, I received a letter dated 17 Dec 1964 from my grandfather's niece (my cousin, Ardes Adams) which read: ". . . We expect a big day on your grandpa's birthday. . . .  Your mother and I wrote a ditty about him...
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A Special Heritage Birthday Gift

My son Ken celebrated his birthday on 24th July and, as well as the paella pan we gave him, I decided to put together a special heritage gift for him. Please take a look at my short video, as this is an idea you could try yourself.
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Ken's Birthday 24th July 2011

Yesterday was my son Ken's 38th birthday (yes, I can't believe it either!) and as well as the Spanish paella pan John and I bought him and the Jewish Cheesecake I baked for him, I wanted to give him something of family significance. I have had, tucked away in my jewellery...
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