It was father-in-law’s 75th birthday.
He had been treated for breast and two other
forms of cancer during the year and
the chemotherapy had taken its toll.
For a birthday gift his two eldest grandsons (our two)
decided to buy him a wig.
As you can see he found a great deal of joy
in that gift.
Nearly eleven years on he is
as healthy as a trout.
We had cause to celebrate on Tuesday…
When our youngest was in his late teens he was
mad keen on playing video games.
He found a course, where he could learn
to make said games,
at a nearby university and enrolled.
No. 2 Son soon discovered that it was
easier to play, than make a game.
My limited coding experience tried
to impart that knowledge….but…..
Fast forward to Spring, 2017.
Dad just happened to ask had he thought of
going back university to gain a qualification
by completing another course.
About two weeks later he announced that he was
going to quit his job and go to university full time.
That was not exactly what I had in mind.
And I could not see how household bills
were going to paid on one wage.
MGW and I both breathed a sigh of relief
when DiL No 1 told everyone one he was
not leaving his job unless he had another to go to.
Late last spring (2019) he finished his
Degree in Business Management.
Last Tuesday he Graduated (with Distinction)
from Geelong’s Deakin University.
Amazingly the 18 months enrolled in
computer programming, and enrolling
in the summer classes all helped expedite
his Business Management Degree.
We are so proud and pleased for our youngest.
Many times I have written about my Grandfather.
This collage is but a few of the family photos of the era.
My Grandfather (Bill) in his latter years.
Bill’s brother in law (Jack) along with his sister,
…my Grandmother…Bill’s wife.
Bill’s eldest daughter, Mary,
with her grandfather, (centre bottom).
Mary passed away a few years ago.
Top centre is a photo of all personnel involved
in firing The First Shot of The Great War, August 5, 1914.
Grandfather Bill is standing
on the extreme left of the group.
However, we were not attending with the rabble,
rather we were going Gold Class.
which only caters for 24 patrons.
We are usually in seats 15-16 or 21-22.
I had not been aware of the ‘tradition’
until the following year when I was again
asked out ‘…for our traditional movie outing…’
This year it is to be the new
Star Wars movie in December.
Yes, I have already been asked! 🙂
The tradition continues. 🙂
We are not grandparents
so cannot claim the title.
However I often talk about
my Grandfather in World War I.
He passed away in 1952
about a week after the only photo
of a grumpy 18 month old Woolly
was taken with his Grandfather.
An old image…
…from our garden
An image only today.
Hospital on Wednesday and may not post
for a day or two unless scheduled prior.