This is a very sad one for me because today I got the news that my auntie Doreen passed away.
My auntie Doreen was one of the young women who met the U.S. Marines when they were quartered at the MCG. As a result of meeting my uncle John T. she became engaged, and after the 2nd World War she was one of the Australian brides and fiancees who were taken by ship to the USA.
Auntie Doreen married my uncle John T and they lived in Lincoln Park Michigan. There were 7 children from the marriage, but two of the boys passed away, Jimmy passed away in the June prior to my father’s death in the November 2003. My sister Maureen passed away 18 months after my father, and my cousin Bobby also passed around the same time.