Today I thought I'd share a memory, it's of my beloved Grandmother "Marnie". Marnie was central to her family, we all congregated at a place to celebrate birthday's, xmas or just to get together. My fondest memory of Marnie was when I was little and joining her and her bowls ladies for morning tea. We used her lovely china, ate pikelets and cupcakes and I remember lots of laughing.
Marnie was born in Wales and travelled to Australia on a boat. She even met her future husband Donald (Pop) on that journey. They married in secret when she was a primary school teacher, the secrecy was so she could continue teaching as married women did not work. Her bridal bouquet was a bag of sausages her mother had asked her to buy when she went to town.
When I saw this quilt at the Hobart Craft Show it reminded me of her and of the women I saw when I visited her at a nursing home in her last year of life. I loved the story that accompanied it.
Marnie and Pop played a huge role in my life when I was little whilst Mum and Dad both worked full time, they cared for me, took me on trips, taught me to read and count. I love both of them and miss them. I hope one day we meet up again in another life.