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96, not out! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐ŸŒท๐ŸŽ‚ Marjorie Joy Box was born on the 8th of June 1922. And today we had a party for her ๐ŸŽˆI am awed by what she has seen in her life. On the day the Sydney Harbour Bridge was opened, Nanny (aged 11) wore a white dress and sat atop the the float as it crossed the bridge. Her father, my great-grandfather was one of the architects who designed it!
Sheโ€™s witnessed unfathomable changes in the world over the decades, sheโ€™s faced wars, serviced her nation in WWII, witnessed the greatest innovation of technology in the history of mankind, fell in love and enjoyed 69 years of marriage with her sweetheart, (my Papa) raised 3 children, and enjoyed 7 grandkids and 9.5 grandkids. Nanny Joy, you are my hero! I love you so much. You constantly teach me to see the beauty in the simple things, and as we sip our tea in pretty teacups or sing harmonies to โ€œYou Are My Sunshineโ€, you help me slow down and breathe in, and to be thankful for that very moment. ๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ’• Happy birthday Nanny, I love you to the moon and back. ๐Ÿฆ‹ xo


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