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the man at the bottom of the stairs

John Bain Lyons, a local man and jeweller with a business in Adelaide’s King William Street, and his wife, were taking one of their regular walks along the Somerton Beach shoreline in front of the Crippled Children’s Home. 436 more words

where's kate? updated.

Alf Boxall born <check> – 1906.

Prosper Thomson born <check> – 1912.

Jessica Harkness born <check> – 1921.

Prosper marries Queenie < 98 more words

Grains of Sand

The worldly hope men set their hearts upon turns to ash, or prospers, and like snow
upon the desert’s dusty face, lighting a little hour or two, is gone. 163 more words


ways of looking at things.

Lawn mowed.

Chooks fed.

Pool cleaned.

Dinner decided.

It’s Sunday afternoon.

What’s next?

There is nothing new about these five lines, everything has been covered. 166 more words

the bookmaker ...update

“Not that the story need be long, but it will take a long while to make it short.” Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)”

I read one of his books as a youth, where he spent days gazing into the limpid depths of creek, watching everything. 92 more words

Bird of Time enamel plaque by Ernestine Mills

This fascinating piece of artwork, shown in the illustration right, is owned by Irene Cockroft, a descendent of Ernestine Mills.  Irene has contributed the following comments, highlighting also her other links with the history of FitzGerald’s Rubaiyat.  1,075 more words

boxall and harkness: the odd couple

Alfred and Jessica.

Picture them seated at a secluded table in the beer garden of the Clifton Gardens Hotel on a warm summer evening of dinner, drinks and laughter. 151 more words