Saturday, March 31, 2007

The Party

Eda's family party was in the Sky Tower (see earlier blog) But this was too good to leave out. Enjoy.

Eda's wider party was held on the Saturday, December 30. Family, immediate and extended, and many friends from the past joined in the celebrations. She was sent flowers from UK.

We assembled the entire family , wives, husbands and partners,
to retain a record of the occasion.

And a loved sister of mine who could
make it, was there to share.
She's 83 years....must be in the genes

Of course there had to be a cake, and Eda had enough breath left to remove the flames (with a little help from a little friend)

More photos, next blog, and some to follow from the New Year
at Kuaotunu

Saturday, March 24, 2007

A series of family occasions

Eda turned 80 (would you believe it?) on Wednesday, December 27. To celebrate on the actual day (a great party was planned for friends and relations on the following Saturday) daughter Vivienne, SIL Paul, and G.sons, Michael, Anthony, and Sam, took us to the Orbit restaurant in the Sky Tower.

It was a wonderful occasion, and a waitress was kind enough to create a record of us all together., You can see how high we were!

Next blog will reveal the Saturday's party

Friday, March 9, 2007

On the way to Rob Roy

These pictures need to be viewed, right to left. I just might be getting the hang of this. See previous blog.

Well, that was a relief!

Now I have to find out if I can repeat it, and continue. Isn't it silly; I don't even know what I did right.

There are many photos of Eda, me, and our extended family that I would like to share, but I have a suspicion that there might be some restriction of publishing personal pictures in a blog. There would not be, I imagine, a problem with family, but what if others are included in a group photo?

In 39 albums, Eda has meticulously filed photographs of our life together from the day when we met in 1943. They are, of course, in hard copy, black and white to start, and many in faded and distorted colour. She has laboured many hours to keep up the record, but there is one problem in this advanced age: I cannot post them here. So what I can share are those from more recent time when I have had them placed on CD rom, and where family members have sent them to my computer. So these are recent. We spent part of last September with our son in Wanaka, staying until our 59th wedding anniversary on Sept. 13.

He took us up the Matukituki river to the Rob Roy swing bridge. I could go no further, abut it was quite a trek anyway, and you may see from my being pushed up the slope by Eda and a piece of Kanuka, and hlding up the swing bridge. It was worthwhile. In Addition to the amazing scenery, and the fascinating rock formations, we were treated to an Anniversary Dinner by Carl & Carol. You can spot our satisfied faces at the restaurant.

Thursday, March 8, 2007

I wish I knew what I am doing

I am trying, for the third time, to introduce myself and start my blog. The posts keep disappearing so I know one thing: I am doing something wrong. Confession is good for the soul, I have been told.
I'll leave that preamble, so that you know how frustrated I have been, but now it's working.
This is Eda and me at our daughter's home for Christmas, 2004. We were only 78 years then, but you see the naughty glint in her eye.