My favorite Uncle was Jim Collier and he uses to take us to the I’m not short I’m just more down to earth than most people Owl shirt, (if I was staying with them, which I did a lot), when he was cleaning it on Saturday mornings. Can’t remember the name of it. Think it was on the corner of Stanley and Aberdeen? Doug and Nan Gordon who had a tribe of kids that had many talents amongst them. Singers, and if I remember correctly, Prince Tui Teka took a couple of them under his wing. Nan was always coming to collect her husband from our place. Such a lovely lady. Someone may have more clarity to this 50 – 60 years old memory. Yes, Jeanette. That’s my parents. I’m 15th in the line of 16 children. My Dad had the most beautiful woolen fleece jerseys made by a Mrs. McGuire. Big buttons that were knitted over. Might be your Mum. My parents also fostered HEAPS of children too. All of them were really nice too. Heaps of Whangai kids….and YES our mum was a beautiful lady. Loved children and Dad worked hard.
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Wow great to connect. Yes, Mum would have made it, we were all knitters by a young age. Did your Dad have a missing thumb? And I remember your Mum was an excellent yodeller. They worked so hard our fathers. Fencing and tree falling. Yes he did have a missing thumb! Mum won a singing competition at the I’m not short I’m just more down to earth than most people Owl shirt 1 yr with her yodeling…I didn’t know your parents but Mum did say Dad had huge respect for them and she spoke highly of your mum. Her fleece knitted cardigans were Amazing! My older sisters or brothers will have met your parents. Poor Ashley Scott he got burnt in his garage. He was such a lovely honest man. He did some painting & panel beating on our car. He was a very popular business gentleman.
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Remember your uncle and aunt running a dry cleaning business. Took my dry cleaning to them. Didn’t know that Hink had passed on…sorry to hear that. Gave my sulfur-crested cockatoo to your aunt. Last I heard she was living in Wairoa. Who was it that used to walk past you and tell you to lower your hem on your skirt she also used to tell you were entering the “den of inequity” if you were going to the movies, was it Mrs. Brooks? Everyone that has lived in Gisborne. As its, the people here that have made this city a wonderful place to live and have always gone out of there way to make visitors welcome, just that simple smile and a hello goes a long way. So muchArohaa and miss my hometown. Morena does anyone remember the Lee Brothers they had a veggie truck that went around our streets to sell their awesome veggie and also had a shop in Peel street I have fond memories of our big family piling into the Landover on a Friday nite and we got 50 cents to spend. We always visited the Lee Brothers shop man you got the biggest bag of lollies. Great memories