LITTLE GEMS

Miniature sketches, poems and anecdotes from my life and the life of significant others, to inspire, encourage or challenge.

  


 

The sewing machine

This story is about a sewing machine. A very old sewing machine. In fact, a sewing machine more than 100 years old. My story is also about sewing, dressmaking, and sewing machines I have used and owned over the years. I learnt to sew from an early age. I must have been very young when […] Read more…

A surprise encounter

Do you believe in coincidences?  Some people say that out-of-the-ordinary unplanned events happen just by chance.  Others say they are due to fate (whatever they mean by that).  I have heard it said that they are “God-incidences”.  What do you think?   In 1946, William Proposch (my father) had a surprise encounter. It was so remarkable […] Read more…

Staffroom antics

  At Bundaberg State High School where Tony was a teacher, he shared a staffroom with four other male teachers. They were all science teachers; a couple taught mathematics as well. Often, during breaks, they had lively discussions, which covered a whole range of topics – politics, religion, science, the nature of truth, sport, hobbies, […] Read more…