Remembering my mother on my sister’s birthday

Noted the date.

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So had she lived past 1952 my sister would today have been 76. See Sis.

It is also now twenty years since my mother passed away – 11 March 1996. How time rushes on.


At my graduation in 1965

I have posted much about my mother, including these items written by her:

Family stories 1 — mother

My Mother’s Memories of Country Life Last Century

Around 1968 my mother Jean (1911-1996) wrote some of her memories of her father, Roy Christison, a country school teacher in NSW from pre World War I through much of the first half of the 20th century. I would like to share some of it with you. You may find her account of events from 1940 to 1952 here. See also About the Christisons for my grandfather’s family story.


That last item leads to a lengthy autobiographical series.

On this blog see:

Neil’s personal decades 27: 1925 – Christisons 1

Neil’s personal decades 28: 1920s – Christisons 2 – Jean 1

Neil’s personal decades 29: 1920s – Christisons 3 – Jean, Milton correspondent