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1961 Mum &
dad bought the house at 7 Laurel Close
Hornsby. The deposit was very small so it
suited our finances.
We had been living at Riverstone with Mum &
Dad's good friends
Jeanne & Bob Hippsley
their children Anne & Carol (Bobbie). Glad
shared a single bed in Anne's bedroom & as I
did with Bobbie. Mum & Dad slept on the
"Night and Day" in the lounge room. There
was a small bathroom and an outdoor toilet.
(Hole in the ground) Brother Bob went to
Auntie Maisie, Uncle Albert &
Billy Hughes. Bob was good mates with Billy.
February, 1963 brother, Bill was born in
Hornsby hospital. I, being 16 at the time,
wanted him to be called Brent or Brad or
Grant or some name that was popular at the
time, but, fortunately, Dad chose the good
solid family name -
William Miller Boyd
NB. Dad's father,
William Miller Boyd, died on this day.
We were unaware of it until we received the
news by mail about a week or so later.