Learning From Past Mistakes

My information has been relayed as gossip etc for decades. I have been listening to Camilla Tominey today who is always respectful. However I believe this is another case of trying to shut somebody down.

Having experienced mass pile-ons al few times myself. my response would be,

“What was he supposed to do?”

His mother was KILLED by media attention. He sees his wife being subjected to the same behaviour and he acts to protect her.

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This is a husband’s god-given role.

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The problem is with those who had not insisted the media back off. You especially do not attack a pregnant woman. The stress could have been dangerous for both her and the child.

I mean, criticising her for holding her pregnant belly for goodness sake!

Maybe Prince Harry’s book is not a literary masterpiece but it is his story and should be respected as such.

If there is one thing I understand it is finding yourself rapidly pregnant a long way from home. among people totally obsessed with your husband. In my case add misogyny to the mix!! FYI Y’all nearly killed me and my daughter.

Sarcasm Ahead!

Where was the united front when Harry and Meghan needed it? I hope I haven’t taken that remark out of context!


Remember This!

People have the memories of Dory from Finding Nemo as far as I’m concerned. To refresh a few memories please visit my page on Princess Diana.

Whilst I am making myself unpopular you may as well know I believe Harry was right to get his wife away from a totally toxic situation!


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My Quirky Ancestor who Joined up Accidentally: 2023 Update

Visiting my Grandmother was a lovely experience for me.. I am so glad I spent so much time with her and had listened to her stories.

She had been an attractive and cheeky redhead, whose fiery temperament at the time had led her into a few misadventures(including the time she had left her brother and his friends up a tree, when she had been posted as a lookout, whilst they had helped themselves to apples(scrumping)).

She had led an interesting life and I loved to learn her perspective on the historical periods, through which she had lived.

My Grandmother recalled the horrors of WW1, including having had a. brother who was gassed at the Somme however she could also recount some of her more light-hearted memories from the period.

Recently I was recalling for my children how she had accidentally joined up in WW1. She was looking for work and when she saw an opportunity to gain employment as a waitress, she had taken it.

She later discovered she was actually working for the military. I never learned more about her time as a waitress for the air force of the time. (My Grandfather had been in the Royal Flying Corps) yet she had never mentioned their paths crossing then. I believe Granddad had discovered her working behind the counter in Woolworths.

She had also worked as a waitress during her time there. She used to recount with pride how she had once served The Mr F.W. Woolworth. (Frank Winfield Woolworth).

I also worked at Woolworth’s/ Woollies at one stage.it was my first real job. I was fifteen. I must have met some annoying people but on the whole I enjoyed it,

I was earning an actual wage.

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I remember being terrified when I was asked to keep guard over the expensive items. I had patrolled up and down the aisle like an over zealous policeman.

I see he died in 1919, so my grandmother would have likely been a teenager at the time.

Source: Wikipedia.

I believe he had been over from America. Much to her delight, he had given her a gold sovereign as a tip, which she had secretly stashed away, only to have to give it to her mother – She was one of eight children and every day was a struggle for survival for the family.

It is amazing to me(and also a little scary) the idea that anybody could accidentally find themselves doing military service. Did she sign something?, though I doubt my Grandmother was the only one who found her way into the military this way.

My grandmother came from a family of eight children. They were fun and had a great sense of humour. One of the daughters of my nan’s brothers had used to keep a sign in book for any visitors who used their toilet. You were supposed to leave some small change in a box if I remember correctly. People would leave notes. One of the classics was:

“Sorry false alarm. It was only wind!”

We had a doodleart poster in our toilet in America. To use our toilet you had to be prepared to do some colouring in and sign the poster. We had loads of visitors so it was rapidly being coloured in.

Watch “The Original DoodleArt Posters from PlaSmart” on YouTube

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My Friends Was Assaulted In Melbourne

Melbourne has a poor track record when it comes to the treatment of Women. My friend was assaulted here just over two decades ago. I am sure that like me she wants to see things improve for women here!

Watch “Conviction  The Murder of Jill Meagher” on YouTube

See Also: https://familytreeourstory.com/2023/01/21/remembering-eurydice-dixon/


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It disappoints me that Jordan Peterson never mentions his own mental health issues. Sometimes  he lacks humility.

People are great till they become popular and successful. It is easy to forget our roots and become a little too big for our boots!


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When I am struggling my version of wiggling is to set very limited goals.

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WE ARE DONE!! He can wiggle far away from me!

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Watch “”Why Can’t a Woman Be More Like a Man?”  Rex Harrison” on YouTube

Lisa Simpson stood for all sisters everywhere:


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More than Sam Newman I detest the male bonding over bullying a young girl!

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