Almost a century ago, when I was quite young in fact – I had just finished my nursing training and was booked in to do Midwifery at the Women’s Hospital in Carlton. I had a six month wait so sought work close by in a small acute hospital in Bayside.Read More
My Grandfather Alexander May died long before I was born. He owned some excellent cattle country in Gippsland. When he died my Dad, Noel, took a quarter of the legacy and moved to the big smoke of Melbourne. My Aunt, “Sister Nancy May” stayed in Yarram and worked for the local GP Dr Martin – then she nursed Grandma May until the old lady died. After this Nancy purchased a house in Gray Court, Beaumaris, I have just rebuilt on this site.Read More
Goodbye Beautiful Kate
Pamela Wolf was a gentle and gracious woman. She came to Fairway on 19th July 2017 with the constant attention of her 2 daughters: Andrea and Kate. I can see them now walking up the corridor together. Tall, impressive women but all gentle and friendly.
Pamela had some great early months with us. She pushed herself to keep walking and worked hard in therapy to maintain her mobility. But the inevitability of advanced age and confusion led to her injuring her leg twice – once a contusion and then by a fall.Read More
Domestic Violence Survivor
Last week I was chatting to a young lass “Lisa” who lived in country Victoria. She is a beautiful and cheery person; we’ve chatted about many things over the last few years when she visits the city on business. I know a little about her family; she is one of 4 and probably about 25 or so. She’s single and adores her niece and nephew the only grandchildren in the family. I’ve seen their photos with their Mother; Lisa’s eldest sister. They are all extremely good looking and photogenic, heads tossed back with laughter in most of the shots “How gorgeous” I thought.Read More
I’m interested in swearing. After all nothing is as satisfying as a good old expletive when the situation warrants it and you don’t offend.
We live in times where anything goes (almost) and as always swearing is an expression of our cultural norms as well as a means of communicating emotions and a safety valve for stress.Read More