SENTIMENTAL SUNDAY: Love ya mum…

Always the loving  Mum and Nana... here with Grand Daughter, Kirrily Ann, on her Special Day.

Always the loving Mum and Nana… here with Grand Daughter, Kirrily Ann, on her Special Day.

On this, the 6th Anniversary of my beautiful mum’s death, I’m remembering how my daughter, and I, sat with her and what a terrible “passing” it was. Also how cruelly she was abandoned for the final 10 years of her life, by some of her family, which almost broke her heart and now reading their platitudinous comments¬†is most distressing.

However, this little gem just floated to me from “cyberspace” and I’m laughing along with my precious mum, whose wicked sense of humour comes shining through…

Love ya mum and thanks for the cheerup
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This time last year I made my first “KIVA loan” in Mum’s memory and chose to loan to a young woman in Peru to help pay for her continuing Education, which is what mum would love. You can read about it HERE.

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It’s¬†a delight to know how very little money can make such a huge difference in another¬†person’s life and to see them paying it back month by month simply adds to the pleasure¬†and enables you to re-loan to another deserving person who just needs a bit of a¬†“leg up”.¬† ¬†

Why not give it a try… a $25 loan can do so¬†much. For¬†more info just go to the Genealogists for Families’ Project¬† and see how very easy it is.

May you forever REST IN PEACE Kathleen Mary (Allan) Crout
31 March 1925 Р6 September 2007

Shamrock 

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Copyright © 2013. Catherine Ann Crout-Habel

Sentimental Sunday: … defiled, desecrated and destroyed.

It¬†horrifies me that the burial sites of our Ancestors continue to be defiled, desecrated and destroyed and I’ve¬†written about it often…¬† To read these posts just click HERE HERE¬†HERE¬†HERE¬†HERE¬†HERE¬†¬†and recently I¬†sent this¬†post¬†this to Sentimental Sunday… To read¬†this¬†just click HERE

Well I’ve now come to realise that, whilst being appalled and speaking out strongly for others, I’ve also been closing my eyes and refusing to see the depth of degradation happening in my own back yard…

Here are just a few examples of the situation, about 10 kilometres from my home, in Payneham Cemetery, South Australia.

Beautiful gravesites destined for & awaiting demolition

Beautiful gravesites destined for & awaiting demolition

The destruction and desecration of graves in progress

The destruction and desecration of graves in progress

Theodore Henry Elix so recently buried alongside his wife and now their graves are gone and the memorials awaiting collection or demolition.

Theodore Henry Elix so recently buried alongside his wife and now their graves are gone and the memorials awaiting collection or demolition.

Killled In Action and "making the ultimate sacrifice" does not ensure that this South Australian's memory is honoured.

Killled In Action and “making the ultimate sacrifice” does not ensure that this South Australian’s memory is honoured.

Here we are again... another young "diggers" life and sacrifice for his country defiled.

Here we are again… another young “diggers” life and sacrifice for his country defiled.

However, if any of these people happened to have been buried in South Australia’s West Terrace Cemetery… or their Memorials erected there then all would be OK

Why???¬†… Glad you asked.¬† It’s because the West Terrace Cemetery has Heritage protection.¬† That sounds good eh? …

The West Terrace Cemetery, Adelaide has Heritage status and is feted and awarded...

The West Terrace Cemetery, Adelaide has Heritage status and is feted and awarded…

This Cemetery has “Heritage status” and the gravesites/ memorials are protected because of… wait for it…¬† {DRUMROLL…}

RARE INDEGENOUS SOUTH AUSTRALIAN PLANTS ARE GROWING THERE!!!

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Copyright © 2013. Catherine Ann Crout-Habel
Photographs by: Kylie Willison

Sentimental Sunday: Grave concerns continue in Western Australia…

GRAVES at Karrakatta WA. 19May2013.Over a month ago I wrote about the wanton destruction, and desecration of Gravesites in Western Australia.

Sadly, ¬†I’ve received photographs taken today ,19 May 2013, at¬†the Anglican¬†Section¬†ZL of Karrakatta Cemetery¬†showing that this travesty is continuing.

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Desecration at Karrakatta Cemetery - 19 May 2013

Desecration at Karrakatta Cemetery – 19 May 2013

Desecration at Karrakatta Cemetery - 19 May 2013

Desecration at Karrakatta Cemetery – 19 May 2013

“Saving Groves – WA” are asking¬†people, from all over the world,¬†to sign¬†a petition to¬†Members of the Legislative Assembly¬†of the Government of Western Australia to get this sacrilegious practice¬†stopped.¬† They report:

“For almost 30 years the Metropolitan Cemeteries Board has been clearing headstones¬†from Karrakatta Cemetery and will commence this practice in the Fremantle Cemetery in the near future.

Previously headstones have been removed from many graves of our soldiers that fought and suffered badly during the wars so that we may have our freedom. Now they have no markers on their graves … is this the way we thank them?

Headstones from founding pioneers, people who have contributed historically to this state have had headstones removed … is this how we thank them?

Previously, valuable historic information and artefacts have been sent off and crushed for road base and we honour these people by driving over it.

The MCB have declared that this is no longer the practice however there has been limited evidence that this is the process.

The Metropolitan Cemeteries Board has other options available without removing headstones from graves but they refuse to consider these options.”

GRAVES at Karrakatta WA.

To sign the petition, please click on the link below:

http://www.change.org/en-AU/petitions/west-australian-government-bring-an-end-to-the-clearing-of-headstones-in-west-australian-cemeteries

People from all over Australia, and from all over¬†¬†the world, have family¬†buried¬†in Western Australian Cemeteries… maybe one of your Ancestors has been laid to rest here?

GRAVES at Karrakatta WA. Please sign petition

  PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION, TO SAVE OUR SACRED SITES, WHICH READS:

To:
Members of the Legislative Assembly of the Government of Western Australia

We the undersigned petition the Western Australian Legislative Assembly to request the Minister for Local Government to direct the Metropolitan Cemeteries Board to cease their renewal program, specifically the removal of headstones, effective immediately. We petition the Members of the Legislative Assembly of WA to also undertake a further review of the Cemeteries Act WA 1986 to ensure the prevention of the desecration and removal of headstones from graves of people interned at all Cemeteries within Western Australia.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

ITS QUICK AND EASY –¬† PLEASE JUST CLICK HERE

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Copyright © 2013. Catherine Ann Crout-Habel