Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Another Anniversary – 41 Years!

I was delighted when an old Army friend of my brother, John, contacted me with several photos he took or had taken when they both trained together in Kapooka. I especially treasure this one, which is how I remember my brother, together with his lovely fiancée, Lyn. Lyn was also my dear friend throughout my school years and beyond, and my much-loved sister-in-law.

Another dear friend from our school years has recently contacted me when she happened upon an earlier blog postings of mine on 12th June. What a joy it has been to be in touch with her again, both for our shared memories of John and Lyn, and sharing our lives from the last 40 years. Amazing!

Together with another Army friend of John's who served with him in Vietnam, these communications and the people behind them have been and are such a blessing to me. Now I am past all the busy years of child raising and caring for elderly parents, my mind goes more and more to my brother, family and friends.

I hope for more communications in the future. This is the human side of modern-day technology at its best!



amazed said...

That's precious Noella.

marion williams said...

Hello Noella, I am your long lost cousin. Someone contacted Roy (my Brother) as they have been doing the Family Tree for the last 10 years, and have found the info starting in 1825, and wanted more about our Family. So I found the newspaper cutting Dad (Uncle Roy), had kept when John was killed, so I decided to search for you. When I saw that you had gone to Highett Secondary, (as did my Son Stephen) I thought it must be you, then I saw the photo of John and Lyn, looking so young and happy, just as I remember them, I thought I would write to you. My Brother Roy has been forwarding the emails on to me about the Family tree, and we have also included Matthew Dillon (Lynne's boy)into the link, I would be more than happy to send them on to you, and if you wanted to you could fill in your Family.
I am on Facebook marion williams, Melbourne Victoria or my email is marioncw@optusnet.com.au. I would love to hear from you. All the best Marion

Noella said...

Hi Marion - I am delighted to hear from you! I have responded to your email, and will also get in touch through Facebook. Thank you for contacting me.