It’s 1965. A young couple have built their first house, moved in, and had their first baby. Me!
This is a photograph of me at 10 months of age. I know this because my mother sensibly wrote ‘Marguerite (10 months)’ on the back of the photo!! I’m not sure where I am but I am sitting on the back of a car (which definitely gives away the vintage of the photo) hugging a golliwog. Remember golliwogs?
Obviously I have no memories of this time, but I can tell you a little bit about my parents at that time. My parents got married in 1962. They met in Darwin where they were both working for the same bank. My mother was from rural NSW and my father was from a town 130 kilometres south-west of Brisbane. My mother was 21 when they married, and my father was 32. Dad caught himself a young one! He is actually 10 1/2 years older than mum.
After they married, they moved into a half house in the northern suburbs of Brisbane. They were renting. Dad had bought some land in a western suburb and they built a new house there. They moved into that house prior to having me in 1964. They still live in that house today! Though, in the mid-70’s the house had extensions done, so it is much bigger today than it was originally.
During my childhood we spent some time living in other towns. We lived in Warwick for a year and in Mitchell for 2 years before returning to our home in the western suburb of Brisbane when I was in Year 6.
I was their first child but they went on to have four more! There are four girls and one boy. There was me, another girl, the boy, followed by two more girls. The youngest today is 37, the eldest (being me) is 48.
Dad is now 82 and mum is 71. How quickly time flies!!
Today I’m linking up with the Camera Chronicles – Flashback Friday
and Twinkle in the Eye’s – Flash Blog Friday
Categories: Flashback Friday