A lot of women are left to raise a family without the help of a partner for one reason or another, Pam had lost her husband during the war she decided to have a life style to which she felt that she deserved. Her daughter, Sandy had been observing her mother’s methods over the years and decided to try her luck in the well-to-do area of the Gold Coast in Queensland. She was born with natural beauty, blond hair and an hour-glass figure.
She enjoyed easy employment by batting her eyelashes and charming employers to work in reception areas. When Andrew came into the reception area of Harlow, Smith& Co. he was just the man that she was looking for, tall, good-looking, single and available. Unfortunately, Sandy was not the right girl for Andrew, she knew just the way to act and to make him fall for her. She made sure that Andrew’s family would accept her and then she set to gather everything that her heart desired.
She made sure that her affairs were kept secret because she had to have a stable life for her three children.
Christie developed a deep love for her Grandmother over the years and did her best to stand by her when Sandy started to make demands behind her father’s back.
I have witnessed this type of behaviour with a friend of mine to a more extreme attitude when my friend was banned from seeing her grandchildren for twenty years.
When I had a young family of four children I could see the need for cheaper child care for working mothers and for the children to have time away from mum for a few hours as a chance to interact with other children. I managed to impress the local council whereby they paid for two pre-school kindergartens to be erected in my area in Sydney. They are still running to-day 60 years after we started them with mainly volunteer help and paid professionals. A cylinder has been planted in the garden in memory of our hard work in setting up this facility.
Now that I am a senior citizen I can read and see the abuse that some children bestow on their elderly parents for ‘being in the way’.
Surely, love remains after years of caring and educating these young people?
By Barbara Ashton