Sunday afternoon Genealogy Fun

Sunday Afternoon Genealogy Fun – A Favorite Photo of Your Mother

Each week on Randy Seaver’s Genea-musings blog he has a post for Saturday night Genealogy fun.  Because of the time difference, I have called my series Sunday Afternoon Genealogy Fun.  This week, the mission was:

1)  This is Mother’s Day weekend, so please go through the photographs you have of your mother and share one of your favorite photograph of her.  Just one.  Oh, tell us why it’s one of your favorites, and tell us something about your mother, too.

2)  Share your photograph and story in your own blog post, in a comment on this post, or on social media (e.g., Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, etc.).

This is a photo of my mum and dad’s wedding.  I don’t have many photos of mum, so they’re all “favorites”.

Mum and dad's wedding

My mum was born 11 June 1922 at Eramosa Road, in Somerville, Victoria, Australia.  Mum grew up in North Melbourne, in her grandparents’ home at 58 Lothian Street North Melbourne.  Her mother deserted the family, and her father was in poor health, as a result of his service in World War 1, so her aunt, Amelia (Amy) Marr was the person that mainly raised mum, her sister Margaret, and her brother Aubrey.

Mum met dad at the Keswick Convention which was held over Easter in 1952.  They were married 20 December 1952 at Brougham Street Methodist Church in North Mellbourne.  Mum’s sister Margaret was the bridesmaid at their wedding, and dad’s brother John was the groomsman.

Dad and mum set up home after their marriage at 5 Power Street in Balwyn, and then around 1959 they moved to 9 Beaufort Street Mitcham, which is where I grew up.  After the end of 1987, my dad retired, and in 1988 mum and dad moved to Wonthaggi.  Mum died 9 April 1990 at Wonthaggi Hospital, after a series of strokes.

When I was growing up, I wore glasses, and I had to go to the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital in Melbourne for check-ups.

I remember walking with mum to the bus stop, and then catching the bus to the station.  We would then take the train in to the city, and then a tram out to the hospital.

After my appointment, we would travel by tram back into the city, sometimes catching the tram out to the Victoria Market to do some shopping for fresh fruit & vegetables, or to pick up some bargains.  On other occasions we would go to Myer in the city, and do some shopping in the bargain basement, and then we would have lunch in the cafeteria.