Dolly Pegs

Dolly Pegs

A SMALL PIECE OF WOOD Apparently wooden ‘dolly pegs’ were originally  hand made by Gypsies in the UK, who sold them door to door.  Sometimes they were carved from hedgerow wood, sometimes they were just a couple of sticks  bound together with strips of tin. In Tasmania 

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ENOUGH TO MAKE A MOTHER WEEP!

ENOUGH TO MAKE A MOTHER WEEP!

 METHOD IN A MOTHER’S MADNESS In  December 1841 a  shabby, careworn woman entered a London  shoe shop, brazenly picked up several items    and walked out.  It was a  theft that made no sense at all;  she had  taken a  random couple of boots and a single clog! 

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ALICE BY NAME, RED QUEEN BY NATURE!

ALICE BY NAME, RED QUEEN BY NATURE!

THE MATRIARCH My paternal grandmother was born Alice Maud Singleton, at  rural Sassafras in northern Tasmania ( June 20  1884). She was a Victorian through and through.  Just add pride, vanity and  her  strict Methodist faith  and there we have  dear old Grandma. My other three grandparents

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