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Manny’s birthday book – 16 January

January 16, 2011

Kate Greenaway's Birthday Book for ChildrenMy grandmother, who I called Manny, had a birthday book.  I’m posting the entries throughout the year, as they appear.

Vera Palmer born January 16

From Manny’s Birthday Book:  January 16th – Vera Palmer

A cottage so rustic, and pretty, and warm;

Would you like to live in it, pray?

Little children, I dare say, are living there now,

And though poor, are happy all day.

Vera Palmer wrote her own name into Manny’s book.  I’m guessing of the three Vera Palmer’s who were born in Western Australia and appear in the index, this one may be Vera MW Palmer, born in Fremantle in 1911 (1911/83 WA).  She doesn’t appear in the marriage index in WA.  A Vera May Palmer died aged 70 in Coolbelup and was buried at Fremantle Cemetery.  If you think you know who the Vera Palmer in my grandmother’s birthday book is, please comment and let me know.

 

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