Saturday, August 23, 2008

This is the Mothership people...
Its a bit of a mess, but I can lay my hands on any book or bit of paper needed in about ten seconds, so it only looks a mess.
Its been such a wild cold and windy day outside, I am reduced to posting piccies of here...I think even the dog has had more than enough attention for today...its so bloody cold and nights coming...






I've had a couple of glasses of that foine old cask I(called a gins purse oooahh that'll lose me half my blog roll sorry folks) of Columbard Chardonnay... needs must, but not too much as if I fall over sleepwalking like Sling did (Nah don't mean it Sling) then I really might be dog meat before anyone realises...he has to eat.
(I just realised that on the back of my chair is the name "Jennifer") Had it for ages...got it freebie from a business that was closing down... god knows why that fan is in the picture...its probably frosted over by now.


Now here's the hub - all those black ring binders are balanced precariously on cardboard shelves...again, needs must. The top row is mainly artwork etc. The next are full of letters and drawings from Melissa and Alison over the years. they grew up and left home in 1994, so a lot of letters and cards. The next row are two volumes of dad's letters to mum between 1946 and 1949 when they married. Its about 150 letters. They are a treasure. I photocopied them out after mum died in 1993 so all five of us sisters would have a complete copy. I intend if able to do something withe these. Mum's replies to these letters were burned by Dad's mum the old Catholic proddie thing... would have loved to have them as she was an expressive writer. Then there's two volumes of letters from mum to me, and they are also treasured. On the next row there are five full volumes of Don's and my letters to the editor over a 20 year period. Thats a real record of our public lives during that period. Don had no hand movement and used a stick attached to a Velcro thingie and would tap out each key laboriously like this. The issues he wrote on were many and all good stuff; anti privatisation, anti world bank, IMF, GATS, GST etc etc, pro local community, pro access for disabled, pro compassion for those society rejected... we were quite a team. The next row are poems and stories I have written over my life...most of them not so good, but I enjoyed myself. and the last lucky last row are legal type things, such as when that bastard of a fake nurse we hired nearly took our house away from us.


But this last shot, oh well just ran out of room...and it's going to take time, still got some Santa stuff there from last Christmas.


Hope your day was more interesting
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10 comments:

FoxyMoron said...

Weather site thingy says it got down to 3 below overnight here in Junee!!
I too take photos of random seemingly mundane things, but history has shown that people really are interested in that stuff. You know, how other people live.
Hope you're tucked up somewhere warm as I type this, me I'm back to bed with the Sunday papers.
Oh and my husband, who grew up in Narrabri uses the term "gin's handbag" I had never heard it before.
And guess what we drank with our barbie last night?

Sling said...

This like the most awesome personal archives I've ever seen!!
Treasures indeed! :)

Wanna_B_slimmer said...

Now thats what I call a room full of memories... Amazing...
Thank you for your comment on my blog.. It is going to be hard work but now I have bitten the bullet and said yes I am looking forward to it...Still apprehensive but we will work on it,...

Citymouse said...

I fell much better about my desk now. Thank you so much!

Why is it that some of us, (me) try to hide our stuff? I am such a conformist at times.

Mom said...

You have a treasure room there! so many wonderful memories kept for the generations yet to be.

Jules said...

So that's how you get your shit together!!

I have boxes of all the same sorts of things and have no idea where to put them. Ring binders.

You are always a treasure trove of great ideas darling friend.

Jules said...

PS, I have missed 58 posts and in all honesty, just don't hve the time to catch up, if there is anything big, let me know.

cs said...

MC, you are a riot! Your little nook is so welcoming. I could sit there with you and Thor and have you show me all your wonderful albums. What a fabulous cozy room! As long as you know where it all is, that's the good thing. Nowadays when I move or change something, my memory fails me and I can't find a darn thing, so I have stopped reorganizing lately. EArly senility settling it I'm afraid.

Stay warm! Our summer is ending up here and autumn is coming in quickly. Rain forecasted today. Blessings friend.

rosemary said...

Quite the room......you said the same thing that Steve says when i ask him if he would like me clean up his office......I know where everything is and I can put my fingers in a minute! A treasure trove for sure.

Middle Child said...

Foxymoron...was it Bertolli's Colummbard Chardonaay???Perchance. The last days have been so much better - even a bit too warm - its bloody wierd. Your husband would know all the "terms"

Sling - I would one million times much rather have the people that those "archives" represent ...beside me right now.

Citymouse...Hmmm better about your desk...is it not as "used as mine"" perchance???



Wanna be slimmer - yairss its a great room, but could do with some kiddies running through its musty seams.

Mom - memories yes, and glad to ahve them but would rather have the people.

CS - thanks for that. I have been feeling like the proverbial hermit...but my blog mates have brought me through more than you can dream of...and CS hug your man tonight, put your hand under his chin and just be there... what you have is too precious. Lie there and just be. you know this stuff anyway.

Jules... ring binders are cheapo. You can buy a paper puncher for nix or can envellope them with plastic sleeves whatever...

Rosemay..ahhh! and is Steve an Aquarian....??