Tuesday, April 28, 2015

ANZAC Day 2015...

My 4 sisters and I travelled to Adelaide to attend the 100th Centenary ANZAC Day march, Saturday 25th April. My uncle Ray, who is 91 years old marches every year. This year he was joined by his 'little brother', Colin who is 82 years old, as his carer during the march.

Crowds lined the streets of Adelaide, from North Terrace then onto King William Street...

The river Torrens...

The march began with the SA Police mounted unit on their beautiful grey horses...

About half an hour through the march, here is Uncle Ray (second from right) and Uncle Colin (far right). Not many left in Ray's unit now...

A close up. Ray wears his medals while Colin wears those of his father, Edward Turner, on his right breast...

Cross of Sacrifice...

Ray, 91 years young!

In 1980, when their father passed away, the two men made a promise to march together in the 100th Centenary ANZAC Day march. Promise kept!

After the march, we joined Ray's family for lunch at a hotel. It was wonderful to catch up with our cousins that we hadn't seen for 6 years and more...

My Auntie Lynette (Colin's wife) and Auntie Betty (89), Ray and Colin's sister.

Brothers!

Betty and Ray...

...and here we are with our city cousins.

Back L to R - Julie, Sue, Tricia

Middle - Marilyn, Keith, Leanne

Front - Maxine, Janet, Janine.

 

L to R - Janine, Marilyn, Leanne, Joolz and Sue...

We had a great afternoon catching up. My sisters had to travel all the way home again (400kms south) so they were on the road by 4pm.

My sister Marilyn had great excitement when she got home - her pregnant daughter decided to go into labour early so she had an extra trip to Mount Gambier to meet her new grand son!

 

 

 

 

3 comments:

  1. Holy cats, your family has great genes! What a special day...honoring the previous generation and welcoming a member of the newest generation too. :)

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  2. Doesn't Ray look great for 91? I can only hope I am still that healthy when I get there too :) It would seem your family have good longevity genes Joolz.

    We were in Adelaide that day too, but missed the march. We were down for the footy on Saturday night. We don't barrack for Port, but our son does, we are crow supporters, although I am a little ashamed to say that after their last performance. Going to watch Port is a great experience, the crowd is so passionate and loud!

    xTania

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  3. What fantastic photos, and hats off to Uncle Ray, he looks a sprightly 70 year old! How great to have such a family reunion
    Caz xx

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