Acceptable: 7/10 for discipline

Last night I went to my parents for dinner and because I’ve been working with my lovely group on our proposal for a local history cultural heritage collection I asked about a photo I remember seeing in an album of my grandma’s. My dear mum went and dug it out. It’s a photo of my mum as a toddler at her grandparents’ farm at Apple Tree Creek. The family are all sitting on a wooden sled kind of thing, that is being pulled by a big draught horse. After my Grandpa died, and my Grandma moved to a retirement village my Mum cleaned out all their photos and bits and pieces. I was horrified to see what my Grandma had done to her old photos from when she was young…for some reason she had cut them out of their original photo albums so there are all these weird shaped pieces of cardboard with photos still stuck on both sides. We found a photo of my Grandma going to her debutante ball in the late 1930s. She was quite glamorous! We also found all my Grandpa’s war documentation, including the will he had to write in 1939. He had also kept some amazingly grotesque cards from his Sunday School teacher, a photo of himself at 15 with his premiership winning football team (most likely in Childers) and some photos of himself walking along the main street of Childers in a very dashing striped jacket and slicked back hair. There were photos of his beloved cars. Until the day he died he took immaculate care of his cars. (I would be an immense disappointment to him in this regard I fear). And there was also a photo of another woman who, family history has it, he was close to marrying, before he met my Grandma. The other woman looks very jolly. (I’ll leave it at that I think). We also found my Grandma’s high school reports from Bundy High from 1936 and 1937 as well as her workbooks from teacher’s training college and the inspector’s reports from when she was teaching. It seems like at teacher’s training college she spent most of her time preparing an anthology of poetry in her finest penmanship. And her inspector’s reports all said the same thing. Acceptable. 7/10 for discipline.


4 Responses to “Acceptable: 7/10 for discipline”

  1. Katya says:

    lovely group is right!

  2. Wendy says:

    extremely lovely!

  3. 2paw says:

    Was your nan doing an early version o scrapbookin'??? In the 60s and 70s all the pictures were in those sticky albums and you can't get them out at all really.

  4. Wendy says:

    I have no idea what she thought she was doing. Ruining a whole lot of family history it seems.
    Yes those sticky albums are the worst aren't they!!

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