Monday Memories: Sydney Opera House under construction, 1970

Construction of the iconic Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia began in 1959 and was not completed until 14 years later in 1973. When I was there in 1970, residents of Sydney were complaining not only about the time it was taking to complete construction but also about the total cost. Click here for some…

Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Bathrooms / Outhouses

Outhouse at Stokes Bay, Kangaroo Island, Australia (Photo from a slide taken in May, 1970) The structure on the right was the loo on the property of Harold Lightburn at Stokes Bay on Kangaroo Island, South Australia. (My Australian readers might have heard of Harold Lightburn, of Lightburn washing machines and the Lightburn Zeta automobile…

A 50-year-old Blast From the Past

I haven’t played my old keyboard in years, although grandson Ben likes to play it when he comes to visit. But recently I decided to begin playing again, and rummaged around the house for old sheet music that I had saved.  To my amazement I found music I had purchased at Allans World of Music…

Two Awards Today !!

I am honored to be nominated for two awards, thanks to Goldy’s Diary at http://goldyigal.files.wordpress.com who nominated me for both the WordPress Family Award and the Liebster Award. The WordPress Family Award honors  ” “Family” we never meet, but are there for us as family.”  That’s lovely!  I am happy to be part of Goldy’s blogging family, as I hope…