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I like photography, machine/hand knitting, machine embroidery/sewing, sequence dancing, I also like a challenge in anything I do. My husband Dougie and I are81 years of age having been happily married for 57 years, we have two sons with their families living in NZ.

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At 9:06am on August 4, 2010, norma said…
hi mary, hope you are well, sorry to hear you have been having some health problems, and that you's are a bit better now, i hope you enjoy your dance trip,,, we are having a great time at our caravan, and our weather today is 30c with 40c humidity heat factor it's HOT oh well we can't complain winter is to long here. so thats all for now, mary and dougie look after your selves till next time xxx norma
At 5:34pm on July 23, 2010, norma said…
hello Mary, & Dougie hope you both are well . i must say i'm sorry i have not been in touch until now i have been busy . henry spoke to millie on the phone and she told him you wanted my e-mail . i will give it to millie and she can give it to you when she see's you, i won't put it on this site. what are you working on now Mary, i have been lax -- reading and nothing else oh and going to every ones campfire in the evening ,, well thats all for now ,take good care of yourselves till next time xxx -norma--
At 5:03pm on June 5, 2010, norma said…
hello Mary, how are you and dougie? . i hope this finds you both well. i'm at my caravan so internet is slow. i hear you took photos of the lasses dancing henry was talking to millie last week and she told him you had got some photos hope you had fun what are you working on now? well Mary must go catch you later , take care --norma--
At 9:46pm on May 5, 2010, wendy manning said…
hello Mary
I was wondering how you are doing?
what are you crafting at the moment? and have you got spring weather yet?
it is cooler here but lovely sunny days.
take care wendy
At 5:07am on April 30, 2010, norma said…
PS Mary i take my computer with me as well.
At 5:05am on April 30, 2010, norma said…
hi Mary,and Dougie, hope this finds you both well .my you keep on going with your crafts ,three sweaters for the hospice great going . so are you looking forward to the pie and pea supper and dance? it's good that they have these events, it is one way to keep in touch with people you know. my sweater is not going to well, i keep makeing mistakes just simple things, oh well i will get it done i won't quit. we go to the caravan may 1 saterday and we will be there for the summer, it is only 40 minutes away, but i love it there but we can come back so easy if we need any thing ,and of course i will take my sewing machine can't live without that., don't forget to take pictures at the dance, maybe i can help get some added to your page ,let me know . have a good time take care for now, i will write again, friend --norma --
At 4:52pm on April 17, 2010, norma said…
mary i forgot to tell you your machine's sound wonderfull, and you have had an exciting time teaching, and as you say learning,we are all ways learning ,your very gifted Mary . keep it up taty bye for now
tell millie and rosie i am asking after them if you see them
taty bye mary and dougie
At 4:41pm on April 17, 2010, norma said…
hello Mary and Dougie i hope this finds you well.I was talking to henry"s(hubby) sister's today, and i told them i was talking on the computer to you and rosie said she knew you and that millie was dougies dance partner some times. when all of you go to the the pie and pea supper. now how about that ?? i am so excited about this Mary, i hope you both go to the next pie and pea supper so they can talk with you ,oh what a small world we live in .you did not tell me about your Erin ,but i read wendy's page, you sound so proud i am pleased for you and her congratulations. i hope you don't mind that i read wendy's page? well that is all the excitment for one day, i will hear from you soon ,take care to you both your friend --norma -- keep on knitting
At 2:58pm on April 11, 2010, norma said…
hi mary, how are you ?fine i hope, i'm sorry you have trouble with your legs and can't dance as much as you would wish. your embroidery sounds lovely, and to sell it and make 100pounds for the hospice is a great thing for you to do congrats . i see you are speaking to wendy, thats great, she is in nz and so is your son's and family's, and also you have been over there how exciting at least you know a bit about over there. the sweaters that you knit for your self and dougie did you do them by hand or on your machine, they must be lovely . i hope you are getting warmer weather over there now, I will close for now and speak later take care mary keep crafting your friend --norma
At 10:20pm on April 8, 2010, wendy manning said…
hello Mary
sorry to hear that you had to give up dancing.
wow that is wonderful what Erin achieved.
we live about an hour out of Christchurch on the way to mt hutt.
we have just started to get morning frosts now so it is cooling down quite a bit.
what are you knitting or embroidering at the moment ?

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