Friday, December 19, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Photo: Frank and Jane White of Redland Bay, with their children Halley, Frances, Frank, Joyce, Lavinia, Hilary, Lucinda, and Ruth
[For more family pix go to http://www.aitex.com.au/family/]
JAMES WHITE, 1843-1895 PETRIE QUEENSLAND AUSTRALIA REUNION
This message has come from my brother Frank White
"Would anyone with connections to James White [our father's Grandfather] please note that there is to be a reunion at Old Petrie Town on Saturday 17th January 2009."
His children were (according to my list) Sam, Joe, Harry, William, Charles, Lilly, Frank (father of FWF White - pictured above with his family), Fred, Walter, Jack, Ben – of his first wife, Elizabeth Angelina (Smith) who died age 35 in childbirth with Ben. He married again (Catherine) and had more children including George, Jim, Albert and Norman (I think there were a couple of sisters too). Fred and Albert died in France in World War 1. It is likely to be a big gathering.
This reunion is to coincide with a special display
at Pine Rivers Heritage Museum, from November 08 to 1 February 2009. "This is the fifth in a series of exhibitions exploring the lives of significant European families in the district. Each exhibition has highlighted the contributions made by members of the families in various aspects of life. Pioneering the Pine V continues the story of our earliest settlers, with the Dohle, Cruice, Fogg and White families sharing their part of that story."
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Thursday, July 17, 2008
This is a very easy and quick pattern for knitted slippers. They will fit any adult size foot. Use smaller needles for smaller feet. Here it is:
2 balls of 8-ply wool
4.5mm knitting needles
Cast on 5 sts (if you do this twice on the same needle, it’s easy to keep the pattern equal)
Knit 6 rows [the strap]
Next row: Increase in the 2nd stitch of each row until you have 22 sts on the needle
Next row: Inc each stitch across row (44 sts)
K2 P2 across every row for 15cm (6”) [This is the rib section]
Decrease in 2nd st at the beginning of every row until there are 5 sts left on the needle
K 6 rows [the strap]
Fold in half and sew the rib sides together. Sew the 5 sts on top together to form the strap.
Saturday, June 14, 2008
Members of our family at Marion's birthday party in Tamworth.
1. Marion and Stuart
2. L-R Rab, Kate, Stu, Marion, Stuart, Laura, Ben, Duncan, Miriam
3. L-R: Mizz, Bec, Alistair, Anna, Josh, Joy, Noel
Sunday, February 17, 2008
Joy has a birthday!
How soon they come
from just last year.
What rhymes with fifty eight?
Fifty – drifty, sifty, thrifty …
Nifty sounds just great.
Eight – great, straight, pate …
Nifty mate sounds good to me.
The synonyms for nifty say ingenious, clever,
effective, natty, neat – yes they are all correct.
For mate read friend, pal, buddy, chum, companion,
comrade, helper, assistant – yes, they’ll do too.
Dear nifty mate,
you mean so much to me.
All these synonyms and many more
make you very special to me.
I love you.
Thank you dear Joy.