Little Jo was told she had to earn some spending money for New Zealand, like Sister and Bone Doctor are so poor, not. Little Jo busked by singing in a nearby town on the Bellarine and for her morning's work earnt $120. She can sing quite well, among her many talents.
Whenever this is published, a day or so ago she went to an orientation at her new private non religious school. It sounds ideal for her. Sister once worked with her class level teacher and said she is terrific. While the travelling distance by bus is great, and Mother moans on about how she should have gone to a local school, I think Little Jo will flourish at the chosen school.
I had a nice chat with Sister on the phone, and she imparted some really interesting information.
Bone Doctor's sister had been doing family research and I guess she did one of those DNA tests that Ancestry dot com urges you to do. A man in New South Wales had also taken a DNA test and they were a close match. It was suggested they were cousins, but the DNA match seemed closer. Bone Doctor's sister asked her mother if she knew of this close cousin and Bone Doctor's mother confessed it was her son, born before she married. It is the usual story of the era. Bone Doctor's mother's father told her to marry him or give the child up. She chose the latter and was sent to that particular religious hospital in Sydney, where Aboriginal women who were pregnant and also sent, but were put in the basement to do the laundry as they were about to give birth.
Bone Doctor's mother gave up the child for adoption and I guess he was quickly whisked away. She returned to Queensland for further education and went on to have a successful medical career. She, about the same age as me, retired last year.
Bone Doctor's father knew about it, so no problem there. Bone Doctor will see her mother in a couple of weeks and they
So kiddies, I suggest you be very careful about doing DNA tests. Be careful about what you want to know.
After hearing Sister's recount, I thought, just another bloke who has pressured an innocent young women into sex. But then I did actually think. Obviously I know little about the sexual desires of women.
But my immediate thoughts about Bone Doctor's mother was that a bloke forcefully cajoled her into sex and made her pregnant. Why don't I think that women can be as hungry for sex as men and want it just as badly when they are young, ok, yes and older too. I don't believe that from time immemorial that young women can't have known what the result might be if they were 'entered'. I believe the first time is not so easy for women and often not enjoyable. Society tells us that men want women for sex and while women might enjoy it, they don't chase after it and don't have the mind numbing hunger that men have. Am I being an apologist for possible poor male behaviour? Perhaps. Educate me about how so many young women did and still do become pregnant when it is not what they want.