Monday, September 15, 2014

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Wonderful Life @ The Memory Nest

Isn't this a fabulous sketch...

This is the September Sketch across at The Memory Nest. 
Katie Lamb has done a wonderful job on this one!

And here is my page from this sketch...but also I scraplifted a dear friend's page that has been published in Scrapbooking Memories magazine this month using this sketch.

Yay to the lovely Liz Hocking!

Little story behind this page...(it is tucked in behind the LO on a long tag)

The Jacaranda Festival in Grafton is very well known in Australia. It has been running umpteen years...from the last week in October to the first week in November...when the blossoms are doing their thing.

I grew up in Grafton & have great memories of my life there..

So this year 1967, they had an event called 'Party for a Princess', to choose the very first Junior Jacaranda Princess. It was a fancy dress party.

I had lovely long hair, & about a week or so before this I had it all cut short...

Then we saw the ad for this in the newspaper, & mum borrowed an old fashioned blue velvet outfit from the local theatrical players, that included a bustle on the back.  So the day arrives to dress up, & gee my short hair didn't fit the scene! Mum's hairdresser lived up the road, so mum popped up & saw her & came back with this lovely long 'switch' that she had..
My dear mum, bobby pinned this to my hair & made a quick bow & covered the 'join'..& voila I was ready to go!

So inside to the even in the Grafton 'Barn' as it was the showground...with cakes & lollies & fizzy drinks.
Then all those wanting to to be the running for the Princess formed a circle & we walked round to funny marching music.
The newsreader from the local TV station based at Coffs Harbour, 1 hrs south of Grafton was the Judge. I really was stunned that I was chosen...I still can remember that moment, all those years ago.

This photo was the one the local newspaper 'The Daily Examiner' took & gee I made the news!

So where do I live now? Coffs Harbour.
So where do I work now? The TV isn't that such a co-incidence!!

And all this & more, came about from my dearest mum...oh she was so fabulous!

Hugs xxx


  1. Such a pretty layout. Thanks for joining us at the Memory Nest.

  2. Oh Debi, what a fabulous story and a fabulous memory! 1967 hair extensions :) Love your LO!!

  3. That is an awesome story behind the photo. Very cool. Hearts from the MN!

  4. LOVELY and AMAZING page! I love the story. Gorgeous picture of you!!!!! Thanks so much for playing along with tMN, Debi! ALways happy to see your layouts!!


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