As I said on my family page, I have quite an interesting and talented extended family and so I thought they all deserved a little space here on my website. The interesting thing about surfing the www to find some links about them all is that it helped me to know a little more about what they do in their professional lives. The majority of my cousins I only see a couple of times a year, usually at Christmas time. During these times we all do a quick recap on what we've been up to but somehow we all miss out on the details. Hopefully this page might help us all to learn a little more about each other.
BTW if any of you relos have any other links that should go on this page (or would like me to take any of the current ones out) please drop me a line.
Dad has a brother, Bernard Smart, and a sister, Shirley Tamms (nee Smart).
Uncle Bernard and Dad ran the farm together up until a few years ago. His wife is the legendary Auntie Mary who is quite the home cooking expert and makes the most delicious apple pies and sponge cakes.
Auntie Shirley and Uncle Mick live in Coromandel Valley. They have offspring - Matthew and Vanessa.
Mum also came from a three-kid family.
Her older brother, John McDonald was a Wellington bomber pilot in WW2. He died at aged 21 and is buried in a war cemetery in the city of Klagenfurt in Austria. Mum was only 3 when he died but still remembers the smiling red headed giant (to her) who used to scoop her into his arms.
Mum's sister, Margaret Deane (nee McDonald) has also left us. With her husband Roy, Auntie Marg ran the family business, McLaren Vale Transport, after my grandfather died. She died while I was away in the UK in 1992. Uncle Roy is still going strong and has just turned 80.
John and his wife Kay live in McLaren Vale and still run the family trucking business. They have two children, Hope and Adam.
Cousin Catherine is a pharmacist as is her husband Bill. I was a junior bridesmaid at their wedding many years ago and I felt SO important. They have two sons, Luke and Ben.
So that's the roll call - quite a talented bunch!
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