A very happy birthday wish to Catherine – my youngest sister! I was up at the Cottage with Nanny Eastland in 1968 when she was born. As the cottage had no phone each day we would take the boat across to Morrison’s General Store where we bought most of our ongoing supplies. This day there was a message to call home collect.
The phone was a wooden one hanging on the wall and a handle on one side that you cranked to ring the operator…I know it sounds like something from 50 years previously….and then the operator phoned Hamilton to my parents where my Dad answered and told me I had a baby sister.
Well the years continue to click by and now Cath is a wife and mother….but best of all she’s my sister! So we wish her the very best on her birthday and look forward to the day we live close enough to celebrate together.