Today is our forty sixth wedding anniversary Although Perth is experiencing similar tempretures to what we had that Australia Day weekend it is slightly cooler here in south east Queensland where we now live!
Forty six years ago this weekend,Perth was in the grip of a heatwave;parts of the southwest of the state was under siege by bushfires;The little town of Dwellingup was razed.........one of my cousins lived and worked there and for a couple of days we had no idea whether he and his family were safe or not (remember we had NO mobiles or cell phones then and telephone systems were down due to the fires)
Oh our wedding day! The start of an interesting life together..........ups,downs; joy,tears,laughter and heartbreak. And except for the heartbreak of losing our second son I wouldn't change a thing. Thanks Ken for being the best thing to happen to me!
We are re-locating,as some of you know,and today's debate with our family centred on WHAT to name our new home---- Do we take the Kenmark sign on the gate,or let our son Mark have it? Do we choose KenMaurs Corner.........now where have I seen that before? Or maybe settle for Kurlies Kottage?
Today is our National day,when we commemorate the beginning of modern Australia in 1788. Today is for me and my family a fervent Thanksgiving that we are privileged to live in such a wonderful FREE and democratic country.