Word-of-Day-Challenge-Celebration

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Whether it’s…

…celebrating a 21st birthday, or…

…a 75th birthday,

’tis always a good excuse for a party

especially with a new wig to wear.

About ten years ago Father-in-Law had

been diagnosed  with several types of cancer

during the year with the imagined effect

on his already thinning hair.

Our boys decided a wig was just what

the doctor ordered.

He is still going strong.

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Word-of-Day-Challenge-Joy

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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.

 

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WeeklyPrompts-PC-Celebration

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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.

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Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge:   Celebration

WeeklyPrompts-PC-Family-Album

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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.

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Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge:  Family-Album

A-Photo-a-Week-Challenge-Traditions

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A few years ago I unwittingly

became part of a new tradition.

Number 2 Son asked me if I would like to go the movies.

However, we were not attending with the rabble,

rather we were going Gold Class.

Gold Class in Geelong is a small theatre

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.  🙂

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Traditions

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Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk199-Loss

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Whenever I think of, or hear,

the word ‘loss’….

…my mind immediately thinks of where

most of my departed family now rest. 

And in what is obviously a small

country cemetery there are also many

memories surrounding those who are not

family in the strictest sense of the word.

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Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk199-Loss

A-Photo-a-Week-Challenge-Grandparents

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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.

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Grandparents

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