Jan 5 2016

Happy 70th Birthday Dad

Happy heavenly birthday Dad.  Today would have been your 70th birthday, we’re sure you would have celebrated.  🙂   We’ll all have one for you tonight.  Love you always.  xxx


Apr 3 2015

A New Grandchild

I have pleasure in announcing the arrival of dad’s newest grand daughter “M”, who arrived in March.  Congratulations to my brother Michael and his wife Kim on the birth of their second child.

Photo soon…


Jan 13 2015

Memories

Only the memories are left,
Of the happiness we knew,
But the love that kindled memory’s torch.
Will feed it our whole life through.


Jan 5 2015

Happy Birthday Dad

Happy Birthday Dad.  Time just goes by so quickly now and we miss you more than ever.  All our love always.
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This is a postcard that Dad sent to me for my 8th birthday, while he was on his 1976 European trip.  I was going to just add the front of the postcard only, but I thought it was nice to read something dad wrote to us way back then.


Apr 14 2014

RIP – Maria Tosti (nee Dichiera) 13/4/2014

Condolences to Andrew, Sandra and Uncle on the passing of Aunty Tosti.  A treasured family member.  Aunty was very involved with dad’s family during the early days here in Australia as evidenced in quite a few of the earlier photos posted here.  Her son Andrew mentioned to me once that she enjoyed reminiscing at the old photos.

Our thoughts are with you.  xx


Jan 13 2014

Missing You

Another year passes and we miss you even more dad.   xx


Jan 5 2014

Happy Birthday Dad

We’ve missed you as always and wish you were here to see your grandchildren grow.  I’m sure they’d all love their Nonno, Grandad, Grandpa, whatever you would have liked them to call you and in turn I could imagine you doting on them.  I can nearly remember what your voice sounded like now.  🙂

Happy 68th Birthday Dad.  xxxx

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May 26 2013

New Grandchild

I have pleasure in announcing the arrival of dad’s new grandson “D”, who was welcomed into our family in April, 2013.  Congratulations to my brother Michael and his wife Kim on the birth of their first child.

Meet gorgeous “D” with his happy parents….

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May 20 2013

Information Update

Many thanks to Alan Holcroft who recently contacted us with some information about this photo posted in April, 2010.  He has identified the chap with Dad & Sam as Bobby Stevens from Red Cliffs, who worked with dad at Howie Bros Plumbing.

Alan also informed us that Dad had worked for Alan in about 1972 and knew dad through Alan’s friendship with Sam and Pam Dichiera.


Jan 13 2013

33 Years Today

So play it sweet in heaven,
‘Cause that’s right where you wanna be,
I’m not crying ’cause I feel so sorry for you,
I’m crying for me…..


Jan 11 2013

A Boys Night

Here’s an image from my nonna’s collection, showing from left Tony DeLuca, Dad with his brother Sam and cousin Jim Crisera.

Thanks to Robert Crisera & his mum Cath Crisera for scanning the image (originally from nonna’s collection).  UPDATE:  Thanks James Crisera for confirming it was Tony, I had a bit of brain fade.  🙂

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Jan 5 2013

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday dad, thinking of you always and missing you so much.


Jul 23 2012

Fireplace Fun

Well here’s a rather scratchy old photo of dad with mum in the early days.  She remembers this night quite well.  I’ve tinkered with the photo a bit to get some more detail into it.  Love the bottle dad’s holding and his socks and shoes.   🙂

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Mum says they were visiting at a friend Alex Lochead’s house, hanging out with other couples.


Jan 13 2012

Longing For One More Day

When we lose someone we love, it seems that time stands still.  What moves through us is a silence… a quiet sadness… A longing for one more day… one more word… one more touch… We may not understand why you left this earth so soon, or why you left before we were ready to say good-bye, but little by little, we begin to remember not just that you died, but that you lived.  And that your life gave us memories too beautiful to forget.  We will see you again some day, in a heavenly place where there is no parting.  A place where there are no words that mean good-bye. (Author Unknown)

Love and miss you dad.  xxx


Jan 12 2012

Luna Park 1967

Here’s a favourite couples photo of mine, its of mum & dad at Luna Park, Melbourne.  The photo was taken about 1967 on a trip they went on before they were married.  And there’s those legs on mum again  :), this is one that has always made me jealous I didn’t end up with pins like these.  A very cute photo don’t you think?

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