As a child they called him Billy, when he grew up he was known always as Bill.
Eliza and JW. Snr named their other two sons Gordon and Harry, then they reverted back to names beginning with the letter J for the girls who were; Joan, June, Jean and Jessie.
|Bridesmaids at older brother Gordon's wedding.|
L-R June, Jean, Jessie & Joan.
(the other little bridesmaid was from Mary the bride's) side of the family
However, my mother Eva was also a woman with a strong will and she insisted that everyone call me Margaret.
(4 years later my sister Rhonda was born, no J for her!)
Over the years I've been asked many times "are you Julie or Margaret", it can cause confusion sometimes.
|My parents on their wedding day.|
Gordon was the best man.
What handsome young men they were.Gordon, Harry, Joan and Jean all chose not to continue with the J tradition, however June has a daughter, also Julie, and Jessie named her daughter Jane.
After my parents divorced in the early '60's, Dad married Joyce. Another J!
When their daughter was born in 1968 my second sister dodged a bullet too.
|This is the first page of the Memory Scrapbook which I created for|
Kathryn's 40th birthday.
|Like father, like daughter.|
Bill & Maggie or should that be John & Julie?
My dad passed away almost four years ago and we all still miss him very much.
Joining another J, Miz Jenny, @ off on my tangent
for this week's
with this very personal tribute to
the letter J.