Sunday, October 3, 2010

Blog 29 - 3rd October

Since my last posting Damien and I have returned unexpectedly to Australia for Damien's mother's funeral. Muriel was 91 and died peacefully on 18th September. Here she is pictured at Portland, Victoria in 1953 on the far left with cousins Dorothy, Bernard, Kevin and Brian and her own children, Damien (sitting in front of his Mum) Geraldine, Jacinta, Anne Maree, Julian and Carol plus their grandmother and her sister Mary.

Fast forward to now with Dorothy lunching with Judy who kindly chauffeured me 3 hours from Melbourne to Warrnambool. Thanks Judy. We had been so looking forward to her husband Michael visiting us in Seoul. As it turned out Michael had our whole apartment to himself for a week!

Mureil was buried at Tower Hill Cemetery, near the famous volcano on a cold and windy Warrnambool day.

The funeral was followed by suitable feasting at Nonna Casalinga. Here are the seven Mugavins with partners.

An added bonus was seeing Jacob and Dominic, two of our sons, who travelled from Canberra and Adelaide respectively.

A visit to Warrnambool would not be complete without a brisk walk along the beach!

An unexpected passenger and co-driver on our road trip back to Adelaide was Damien's cousin Kevin whose Blue Tadpole Wog Boy Car (yes - his car has this name!) was dying of thirst - the water pump broke. Here he is photographing water on the Coorong with Damien. Which way is the water??

Travelling back to Adelaide we spotted a long long row of dead foxes on a farm fence. Feel free to look at Kevin's wonderful photos (with his permission)

More family reunions and more eating and drinking with my family once we returned to Adelaide!

Visiting Australia now in spring time and walking with Spook along our river was wonderful. Stay posted for autumn photos of Korea.

1 comment:

bonnlee said...

The family photos are wonderful.
Love the 1950's beach shot, and the current one with DA and boys walking along the sand.
Where do the years go?
We celebrate 91 years of Muriel's life.
To die peacefully is a special gift.
Loving thoughts Damien and the extended Mugavin family.
Damien and Dianne xx

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