Joyce and Hans
Errol's mum and step-dad
What a year they have had!
Mum and Hans are still living in the old family home where she moved to with her Mum and Dad when she was a little girl. They have restored it and it is quite incredible in these days to consider that when she moved there initially it was already and OLD house.
Mum was born in the suburb of Banyo in Brisbane so she is a long time resident of this state.
Hans family come from Hamburg and spent much of his younger life on the sea as a merchant seaman and he was, up until several years ago, a tug master for the port of Brisbane.
They have both had some real health issues this year 2010 but are now getting on top of them.
Both of them have traveled around the world but still call Australia home.
Mum has a real passion for her Great Grand kids and is one of the generation who keeps everything and is a font of historical memories.
I am constantly amazed at the memoirs of people she knew in her school days who are still part of her life.
-- They have had a continuing line of German Shepherd dogs over the past 40 years (approximately) and each on has been really special.
The current one is called Maverick!!