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Today is my birthday

January 31, 2017

Today is my birthday. Usually I wouldn’t be so self indulgent and post about myself, but today I have had a win and would like to share it.

For a few years, I’ve been looking for two photos that were taken of me when I was a small child. I particularly was after one photo that showed me with my bike. As an avid bike rider, as I have been as an adult, I was keen to see this photo. Today I was searching for something else and there they were, in the bottom of a box, lying side by side. I recently also found another photo of me that I had forgotten about.  These are probably the only photos in existence of me as a child.

I remember having this photo taken at the Shepparton Showgrounds, where my grandfather was caretaker. I would have been about 7 years old.  My grandparent’s house was on the grounds and we visited often, so the showgrounds was my backyard as a child. It was a great place for a child to ride. It was  away from the traffic and very quiet. Usually the only people around were workers and horse trainers. Don’t you love the bow in my hair?


I really don’t know anything at all about this photo at all.

This photo was taken at Nagambie swimming pool, where we occasionally went for day trips to swim. I would have been about 9 years old.








From → Family stories

  1. Cheryl permalink

    Great pics Jen, glad you found them…happy birthday xx

  2. Delightful photos…what a great re-discovery!

  3. What treasures to rediscover on your special day! Happy Birthday, Jennifer!

  4. I’m a bit late to the birthday party but HAPPY BIRTHDAY! What lovely presents !

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