Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Australian Day 26th Jan~ Song "I AM AUSTRALIAN"
On the 26th January we celebrate Australia Day down under.
We are a Continent, a Country and an Island.
And we are made up of many different nationalities.
Men and women who may not have wanted to leave their homeland,
but did, so that they could have a better life.
I am a third generation Australian on my maternal side.
I come from Welsh, then French stock.
On my paternal side I am a second generation Australian..
My father was English and his parents Scottish.
So I suppose I am a fruit cake.
I never realised what my country meant to me, until I went to live in America for three years.
Yes, we visited back here a couple of times, but I was homesick.
I think after my family, what I missed the most was the smell of eucalyptus, and those wonderful gum trees.
I missed the kookaburra laughing, and our beaches.... we have 11,000.
Captain Cook claimed Australia for England in 1770, although other explorers had visited before him.
If you listen to the song, you will hear that, we are one (all Ozzies) but we are many(a mixture of other lands). What makes a country and what makes a world? The people.
Lets live together in harmony and bless each other.
FAIR DINKUM MATE
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An Author since 2012 and retired Registered Nurse. I reside in sub-tropical Queensland, Australia, with my American husband Raymond and our three little dogs. Monty (Australian Terrier,) Mille` (Toy Foxy), and Marley (Toy Poodle). Late in 2008 I began to explore and enjoy the realm of creative writing. This is something which has always been an interest yet until now,I haven't found time to indulge. God is the cornerstone of my home and heart. He is my life and my breath, for without Him I am nothing. My desire is to edify His existance in my daily walk through life. To inspire and encourage the broken hearted. And to assist in the knowledge that EVERYTHING has a reason and a purpose under the Heavens. We are reminded through our faith in Jesus that He will, "Turn our Mourning into Dancing and our Sorrow into Joy." Psalms 30:11. Having personally experienced tough times I know, there is truely no gain without pain. South Western Sydney Area Health, Queensland Health, LATE OF ROGERSVILLE, TENESSEE and Amedysis Home Health.