Memories on this Monday.
This is my great grandmother Bertha Louisa Russell.
She lived in Mannum on the murry river, but she grew up in Truro in the Barrossa valley.
When Great grandpa and her decided to move to Mannum on the murry they put their humble little timber home on the back of a Bullock dray and shipped it walking overland to were they wanted to live.
I can remember her and how she always wore a hair net over her long hair pinned into a little bun at the back of her head.
She sits here infront of my grandmothers beautiful orange tree.
My mother will tell anyone about her very favourite memory of her grandmother this wonderful lady and that was she made "THE BEST" pasties in her wood stove and always had them hot and ready to eat when my mother would arrive at her door as a little girl.
Great grandma happy birthday on September the 6th dear great gran & my sister too on the same day This is my great grandmother holding my little sister Julie born on our great grans birthday 6th September - what a lovely memory to share with my sister their birthdays on the same day.
I am the one standing beside her in this picture with our cousin Steven.
She loved children very much and looked after us lots until her death at 73 years old. She was a little lady but ruled the family until she passed away.
I remember one other memory too she never let any of us run up the passage of her home and into her dinning room, and you know what my grandmother who lived right next door to great gran was the very same never liked us "up the passage" of her home..............It is a family joke and we all tried to do it every time we were there.
This is "my MONDAY MEMORIES"
thank you "flip flop floozie" Sandy for telling me about this great idear.