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Speaker: 2017: My mother and her hundred year old tree.

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  • Hilary Stace,

    Here is picture.

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 3202 posts Report Reply

  • mark taslov, in reply to Hilary Stace,

    This is lovely Hilary, a fitting tribute and record, such a dexterous use of language with a keen wit to boot.

    Te Ika-a-Māui • Since Mar 2008 • 2281 posts Report Reply

  • Hilary Stace,

    Sorry photo not posting for some reason

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 3202 posts Report Reply

  • Hilary Stace,

    Another interesting piece of information about my mother was that the local doctor who assisted at her birth in 1917 was Margaret Cruickshank, who then became her godmother. Dr Cruickshank was one of the first NZ woman doctors and is commemorated with a statue in Waimate. Unfortunately She died the following year in the flu epidemic.

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 3202 posts Report Reply

  • Hilary Stace,

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    Boulder and adjacent bench

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 3202 posts Report Reply

  • Hilary Stace,

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    One more go at this year's pink tree

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 3202 posts Report Reply

  • Bernadette Macartney, in reply to Hilary Stace,

    wow thanks Hilary - beautiful recollections, poetry and messages. a real pleasure to read and contemplate

    Wellington • Since Nov 2016 • 3 posts Report Reply

  • Hilary Stace,

    We have been looking through my mother's large portfolio of poems. Here is one appropriate for Waitangi Day week.

    Back

    my husband's uncle
    who I remember
    could remember his grandmother
    who could remember Hone Heke
    She was a missionary's daughter
    survived - like her grandson - into old age
    but never forgot those early days
    the threats and the excitement
    her Maori remained fluent.....

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 3202 posts Report Reply

  • Fraser Gardyne,

    Outstanding. Having lost parents there are so many conversations you wish you could still have. :-)

    Auckland • Since Nov 2009 • 21 posts Report Reply

  • Hilary Stace,

    Today we are celebrating my late mother's 100 year birthday and wondering what haiku she could have crafted from current global events.

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 3202 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Hilary Stace,

    wondering what haiku she could have crafted from current global events

    Like this tweet

    Hit and Run too true
    Better lie to all of you
    Army tries poor dodge
    #HitandRunNZ #haiku

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19686 posts Report Reply

  • Hilary Stace, in reply to Sacha,

    Could be a whole new protest genre.

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 3202 posts Report Reply

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