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Member since 04 Jan 2008
MMM Sorry Dr L ,,yes I know which one it is .
Out at Halswell St Josephs Orphange, I think on the Mt Magdala Grounds.
I have looked here in Our libraries, cos read a NZ writeup a few months ago when the book was due to be released and when I saw the disc on The other Orphanage in Shirley/Richmond.
As for your research room I would LOVE to have just 2 full days in there. You really do have to get in ,sort it out ,and share with us all, cos that may get me enthusiastic to start back on my writing and use my 2nd gap year to full advantage
Cheers and Thanks for sharing..
Member since 28 Jun 2006
Member from Islington
I have my grandmothers Aunt Daisy cookery book No 5 Limited Edition. There is no date on it. It opens like a writing pad.
Also have Aunt Daisy's new book of Hanty Hints. Price 4/6. Both were printed by Whitcombe & Tombs Ltd.
Cybernan They were so popular way back when
I see my book from the 60s that were given out at Cooking"Home Science"Recipe Book,, also had Whitcombe and Tombs as the printers . This is going to be an awesome thread I reckon.
Just checked my own Edmonds book and its a 1986 edition .
Last year at a Retro shop a Book caught my eye.
Mackenzie Muster ,A Century of favourites.
Just cos it was Kiwi I bought it. It was printed 1985 and in Timaru and has a lovely McKenzie country picture on the front..
Member since 22 Oct 2006
Member from Christchurch CBD
Kai,Desi is my" filing Clerk" but she wont touch my files until I get them in better order.She says its not in her job description. Shes already my "mobile dishwasher etc" You probably know we met at Gups coffee morning after over 6mths ago. We were at primary school together 60 years ago.. Whats this second gap year? Cheers Dr. L.
Well hopefully between the 2 of you will be able to get files in Order of dates etc.I know about job descriptions
We married young so both of us know about share n share N SHARE all the Good jobs and the Bad
So once you and Desi,get in to a sorting routine( says she who always promises the same of herself) we can all get some info and share any we have as well if the memory stays intact Lol
I am on 2nd Gap year for research for writing about Growing up In NZ for the children and Grandchildren, but last year flew by and I got side
tracked on here, and other commitments, so this year I started out with good intentions but family take up time but thats OK .
We all have plenty of laughs n good times along the way..
JULY 22ND 1987 23 Years ago.
LOTTO GOES ON SALE FOR THE FIRST TIME.
Outlets opened to long queues with the first division prize in the inaugural draw worth $360,000 In the first year Kiwis "invested" nearly $249 million dollars in the new lottery which was based on a weekly draw of six numbers.
my Edmonds book is 1983 edition.
July 27th 1965 Lawson quins born in Auckland.
New Zealands first Quintuplets were born today 45 years ago at Aucklands National Womens Hospital.
Sam and Ann Lawson already had one daughter who had been born in 1960. When no further children followed Ann had fertility treatment. All five Lawson babies arrived without any problems. Samuel the only boy came first at 1025pm and his sisters Shirlene,Lisa,Selina and Deborah follwed at 1034 ,1040, 1045, and 1050pm. They were seven weeks premature.
Member since 30 Jul 2007
Member from Mosgiel
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I remember that event well, Dr L. I was in Paris & knew just enough French to be able to read the headlines in a newspaper.
Cybernan, I was married at your age in Paris 45 years ago. Were you on your big OE.?
Tomorrow Friday July 29th 1973.Join together for The Friendly Games.On this day in 1973 Join Together by Steve Allen became the official song for THE CHRISTCHURCH COMMONWEALTH GAMES. The song was chosen from six finalists by public vote and the result was announced during the final of the popular television programme STUDIO ONE winning Allen $300.00 for his effort. 1973 was a good year for Steve Allen. He,d already had a number one hit with a cover of the Carpenters song ON TOP OF THE WORLD and JOIN TOGETHER won him the years award for Best Male Vocalist. During his singing carreer he released two albums and eleven singles. but JOIN TOGETHER will always be his best remembered song. Written in half an hour it was recorded with backing vocals from the NZ Maori Theatre Trust.Join Together went as high as number two in the charts but couldn,t take the top spot from Helen Reddys Delta Dawn. It was banned in South Africa where the authorities were less than impressed with its sentiments of black and white joining together. Allen performed Join Together and What the World Needs Now is Love with a massed choir at the Games opening ceremony.Sandwiched between the problem-plagued Olympics of 1972 in Munich marred by the massacre of Israeli athletes,and the 1976 Montreal Games boycotted by African nations,the 1974 Commonwealth Games lived up to their nickname of the FRIENDLY GAMES and Join Together was the perfect theme song.
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