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My daughter is holding a dolly wearing a matching dress  I made for her when she was three.  It started a tradition still carried on today with every new baby in the family.

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The very last photo in my recent  ‘Miss you Mum’ post, my grand-daughter is wearing a dress with a matching doll (just as lovingly made) and wouldn’t let go of her.

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Her sister (my other grand-daughter) got one on her 1st birthday last year, too:

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One friend of my daughter wanted to surprise his wife with a doll made in her image, wearing traditional dress, for her birthday:

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For her 30th, my daughter had a kid-themed party and wanted a mini-me ‘Dorothy’ doll:

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The prize for the best dressed costume of the night was a mini-me doll – but The Mario Bros won! I made and dressed TWO dolls and my artistic daughter painted the faces. Both were quickly snaffled by girlfriends!

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I made these two boy dolls (1st photo below) for my daughter-in-law’s friends…

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Also clowns, more dolls and many, many Gollies which although not politically correct some years ago, now are eminently collectible.

I had a Mama Doll and a Golly when I was young and of my 100+ dolls – those two were my favourites.

Maybe it’s because they seemed more ‘real’ to me, growing up in Africa.

 

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When I was a teenager in Africa (mid-sixties) I don’t know why but our house – more specifically, our front lawn was the meeting place…

Our crowd used to sit in a circle, singing songs until Mum came out and reminded us we had neighbors.

We sang songs by James Taylor; Bread; Simon & Garfunkle; Joan Baez; Mamas & the Papas; Joni Mitchell; Peter, Paul & Mary…

Everywhere I lived I could always find a folk club except when I moved up to the Northern Suburbs in 1985.

So, ever resourceful, I put an ad in the local community paper and the Wanneroo Folk Club was born.

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Wanneroo Folk Club members 1985

Years later, it’s still going strong although, I must admit I haven’t been for years – next one’s in June (Friday 13th).  Maybe we’ll see you there!

However in 1984, I did make my first 16 mm film about the Hills Folk Club in Kalamunda.  If you have 6 minutes to spare and want an 80’s hair reminder, watch my doco ‘Some Folks Folk’.

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Still: ‘Some Folks Folk’ – 1984

Last night hubby and I went to a Monday Supper Club  at the Dome Cafe in Maylands, to hear my friend Glen Phillips  &  John Ryan  read their poetry.

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Glen Phillips & John Ryan reading at the Monday Supper Club – 12/5/14

The food was good and music provided firstly by (organiser) Jane Cornes’ Trio then by the outstanding Ken Nicols  formally of  Steeleye Span.

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Ken Nicol – Monday Supper Club 12/5/14

Must admit the night brought out the inner Folk-ie in me once again…

 

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I wish you could meet…

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Pick flowers…

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Knit them toys and jumpers…

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Make cupcakes…

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Have special conversations…

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I try to be you, Mum – every day, for them.

To all the mums out there, have a really wonderful Mother’s Day.

 

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W.B. Yeats Statue in Sligo, town center, Ireland.

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