Almanac Poetry: Wedding Party Photograph: the Marriage of Lucy Jane R— to Edward Thomas P—, the town of P—, South Australia, December 20th, 1905

This week’s poem from Kevin Densley focuses upon a family wedding photograph taken in a South Australian country town in 1905.

Almanac Life: Betty Croker (nee Cashill )– Part 1: A Country Life

Keiran Croker’s mum, Betty, turns 100 on the 29 April. Keiran provides the first of two parts about his mother’s long and fruitful life.

Almanac Poetry: From Sheffield, England

Cutlery drawers can be interesting places – some contain family history going back generations, as this week’s poem from Kevin Densley demonstrates.

Almanac (Footy) Life: Mavis and The Tigers

Graeme Gardner tells the story of his family’s love of the Mighty Tigers over the generations. [Tremendous family and social history – JTH]

Almanac Life: Ashton Agar [may] meet Ivar the Boneless

Welcome to John Agar who, after an email exchange with John Harms, responded to the oft-asked question: ‘Are you related to Ashton?’ He has been looking and has uncovered an intriguing family tree. [Good to have you in the fold John – JTH]

Almanac Life: Love in the time of Collingwood (and other pestilence).

Jamie Simmons is a new father. He and Mel have had a baby boy, Archie, named after his grandfather whose story is also told. In this wonderful piece, Jamie considers love and the nature of chance. [Great piece Jamie, and congratulations to you all – JTH]

Eulogy – My Grandfather

Anna Pavlou has written a wonderful and loving tribute to her grandfather, a man who showed by example how to live a full and meaningful life. [We’re thinking of your family Anna, Nick and Dermie (James), at this time. James tells me your Papou (his Uncle Europe) was remembered in fine fashion at yesterday’s funeral and wake. JTH]

Almanac (Footy) History: How do I connect with Rod McGregor?

Adam Haase reveals his intriguing connection to Rod McGregor, Carlton footballer, who is considered one of the greats of the club during the early 20th Century.