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Thirty-one years ago,

although I didn’t realise it at the time,

a tradition began in our household….

It was our first Christmas as a

married couple in our own house,

the first weekend in December

our Christmas tree was erected. 

I don’t remember if I had any

input into this task

as on the farm Christmas was always

extremely busy and

MGW does often completes this task

when she has time.

 

 

After stumbling across a Christmas Shop

in September 2016, in Switzerland (I think)

a new tradition was born. 



We now decorate our tree with baubles…

 


 …usually of a Christmas nature from places

we have visited.

This year our planned trip was to Canada and Alaska.

It’s nice being able to look at these decorations

and relive some of the memories.

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SUNDAY STILLS PHOTOS: Our-Traditions

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Called upon MGW for these photos…

of her Chapel at work.

All dressed up for the final Mass of the year…

right down to the Advent candles.

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Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge: Advent

Daily Prompt-Ceremony

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On August 5, 1914, my Grandfather was part of a gun crew

which fired the first allied shot of what was

to become known as The Great War.

At the time he was stationed at Point Nepean which

is situated on the eastern side of the entrance to Port Phillip Bay.

The cannon on the right was the one used for the task.

The barrel on the left was used to fire the first shot

of World War II.

One hundred years later, August 5, 2014,

on bright sunny day in winter

a ceremony was conducted to commemorate that event.

 

All the ceremony the military could muster

was included to mark  the occasion.

 

We had mixed messages about who could lay the wreath,

so as my Grandfather did we took things into our own hands

and I and my two Aunties, Dad’s sisters,

to lay our wreath.

My Auntie, on the right, has since passed.

Just before 1245 a freighter came into view as it did in 1914.

 

Then at precisely 1245 a ceremonial shot

was fired from Point Nepean,

to mark the centenary of firing of the

First Shot of World War I.

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Teenage siblings…

celebrating a birthday.

MGW’s Father had breast cancer in 2008.

Chemotherapy was taking its toll so

as his oldest grandsons/grandchildren presented him

with a wig for his birthday.

For many years we lived in fear of one killing the other.

  Then a switch was thrown and they became civil

with each other.

 

Not sure of the occasion now, however,

I think The Blues Brothers may

have been the inspiration.

Finally, apologies for the rough Photoshop work.

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Siblings

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