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Nov 20, 2015
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commented on the photo scan0029Joseph Chamberlain Young: |
A lovable but cheeky man. My maternal Grandfather who lived with us after his wife died and in a caravan at our house while she was sick. He owned a metal factory in Adelaide, bringing us home cut-outs which we would use as play money. He and Narny (Gladys) lived at Orange Grove, Kensington Gardens in South Australia. He planted half of our spare block in fruit trees and vegetables to supply our table. He invented things and once a year would catch a cargo ship up to Cairns for a month, bringing us back coral ornaments and shells for Mother. He was in the Boer War and was on his way to South Africa from New Zealand with his family by ship when he ran out of money and told them that Adelaide was like Cape Town, so we will settle there. Each Friday he would bring us children a sweet called Rocky Roads from a shop near his factory in Norwood. He asked me to take photos of his inventions to take to The Patent Attorney. He loved his drink and ordered deliveries from the nearby Wine shop at Burnside when Mother and Dad were at their beach house at Victor. He got drunk and ranted about food in the middle of the night, waking us up. We told Mother and he was severely reprimanded. As we were all working then, he would cook our dinner for us (mostly curried sausages) and on Sundays he would cook Russian Toffee in the winter, serving us as we sat around the fire on a weekend. Dad wouldn't eat it ,, saying that his nose had dribbled in it!
Oct 29, 2015
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