Wednesday, January 25

SPT: Personal History

My Mum brought my sister and I up solo until we were about 4 years old. Then she met and fell in love with a special man who became my step-dad. He made such a huge impact on all our lives. He completed our family. They loved each other, they loved us, and we had a very cool open relaxed family life. Our lives were forever changed in 1995 when he died after battling cancer for a long time.

My sister or I snapped this whilst they were dancing around the house one night. He made her very happy. This photo always makes me smile .

Crown Street Womens’ Hospital – is now a part of an apartment, hotel and restaurant and shop complex. There were 3 women’s hospitals in the space of around 2 km’s in the inner city of Sydney and all of them no longer exist.

This is my primary school. I went here with my twin sister and cousins. My Mum and her 8 brothers and sisters also went to Crown Street Public. This school was built in 1879.

Surry Hills where I was born and bred. My roots. My Mum still lives in the house in which she was born here. The suburb has changed from working class to gentrified & trendy, with some of the best restaurants and shopping to be found in the city. I no longer live here, but close enough and it will always be close to my heart.

More other SPT’ers here and here.


Blogger Heather said...

I'm so sorry about your dad, it made me so sad to read...heartbreaking.

5:48 am  
Blogger la vie en rose said...

what a beautiful couple. their smiles are heartwarming.

6:27 am  
Blogger madness rivera said...

That really is a beautiful picture, the smiles so naturally happy. Lovely tribute, Dani.

I just wanted to add that this is what I was called as child, Dani. It feels funny writing it for someone else. And it gives me odd twinges saying it too because of the mixed memories of the name and since no one calls me that now save for 2 people. I like calling you that, though.

1:16 pm  

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