Sunday, August 29, 2021
Thursday, August 26, 2021
After spending Christmas and New Year with Bill's parents, visiting friends and going sight seeing it was time to return home to work. We stopped in Sydney on the way back to Brisbane so that we could visit my mother and dying father. It was a sad time.
Thursday, August 19, 2021
The girls were getting older and starting to enjoy extra curricular activities in their spare time, which also took up my spare time driving them everywhere, like mum's do. Carol had joined a Saturday Morning netball team. I enjoyed going and cheering her on.
Monday, August 16, 2021
In 1982 I started full time work again after being a stay at home mum for ten years. I went to night school to upgrade my qualifications. Bill had to come home from work and feed the girls and put them to bed while I went off to lessons. I was really nervous about standing in front of a class again and hoped that it would all come back but teaching methods had changed. Luckily, I had volunteered at the girls' school so I watched keenly what was happening in education.
I was posted to Marsden State School, it was a new school in the outer suburbs of Brisbane where the population was growing rapidly. Already the school was too small. There were not enough classrooms so my first class was a Year 7 Class squashed into a withdrawal room, a small room between two normal classrooms, used for teaching a few children, not a full class of 30+ in those days.