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Crossing the creek

The Wakefield River winds through Auburn, cutting the town in two. There are two bridges – a road bridge and a foot bridge – as well as a ford, to cross from one side of town to the other. A … Continue reading

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Lorraine Lee

There is a huge Lorraine Lee rose bush blooming outside my bedroom window here in Auburn. This particular rose bush has been there for decades, and never gets pruned, but still it flourishes, providing colour and scent for much of … Continue reading

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Auntie Joan’s 100th birthday

Today, 17 May, would have been my Auntie Joan’s 100th birthday. She was dad’s older sister, and she died 3 years ago, just before her 97th birthday. She was married to Uncle Leo for over 70 years – they were … Continue reading

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A mother’s story (more travels with Pam)

This week we have a story from Pam, who has featured here many times before (eg here and here). She has been back to Texas on a trip with her youngest son, to see her grandchildren and one of her … Continue reading

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Maxine’s last day

It’s a funny thing, getting older. One of the nicest things about it for me is knowing people for a long time. Living, or even just staying in Auburn since I was born, means that there are some locals that … Continue reading

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Dawn

It was Anzac Day today (or yesterday by the time this post gets up), a big day in the family calendar because of dad’s WW2 experiences and the yearly commemorations that have meant marches and dawn services for all of … Continue reading

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Reflections

I am in Auburn again this weekend, spending time with dad and thinking about mum, who died 12 years ago yesterday. I remember her last days so well. She was at home for all but the last two days, and … Continue reading

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