I have to admit here that I am very late for the posting of my Gorgeous Mum's birthday. Margaret Rose Burleigh (nee Adair) was born on the 26th Jan 19??, sorry the year is a guarded secret, at Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand. Her beautiful Mother Mary Tasker Adair, brought her three children up on her own, quite a feat back in those days. My Mum, like her Mum grew into an amazing very elegant *Lady*. After meeting & marrying my *dashing* Dad, they both built their first home, cycling many miles after work & during the weekends, putting in long hours to accomplish their dream. My Mum also bought three children into this world, first my sister Sue, then myself & lastly a long awaited son Deane. A very talented Seamstress I can remember my Mum making up beautiful dresses from *burda* magazines (in those days you had to trace all the patterns out & there were no seam allowances) & selling on consignment to a shop. I can still remember the beautiful black velvet dresses with stunning trimmings that Mum made & I used to wonder just who wore these stunning creations . In 1975 our family minus my elder sister moved to Nelson, located at the top of the South Island, where my parents started managing a motel. Eventually they bought the Motel & put many long hours without a day off, which to be honest was nothing unusual for them. I think the hardest day of my life was in June 1981 when I left New Zealand to come to Australia for *6 months*! I can still see the look on my Mum & Dads face as I said goodbye to them, I know now that they realised their *little girl* would not be returning home! Since I have lived over here my Mum has suffered Bladder Cancer, lost both breasts to Breast Cancer, & from this has become an even stronger person than she was before. She truly amazes me!
Happy Happy belated birthday *Margaret Rose Burleigh* I LOVE you HEAPS my Sweet!
Hi, my name is Lyn. I am a stay at home Mum who just loves to sew & have recently started selling on ebay & etsy. In all I have 4 kiddies, they range in ages 25,22,15,& 7!!! Two marriages & a very early menopause will do that to you.