Getting a telegram in wartime was always rather traumatic. Too often it would have been announcing bad news. So perhaps my mother had a bit of an experience when this arrived for her 1943 birthday. She had already had the experience of giving birth to me and was still in hospital. Yes, I was born in Hurstville, but grew up in The Shire.
Sophia Jane Christison (1858-1952)
See also Family stories 2 — About the Christisons and Jean Christison to her grandmother — an undated letter from Braefield
She was in her 90s when that was taken and had just made that cake.
On the death of my grandfather Tom Whitfield.
This post really does connect to the one prior to it, and all of them to the various family history pages you may see in the side bar.