Judy’s aunt and uncle
My mother Judy writes about her aunt and uncle:
Madge Dean and Noel Kewish were both born on or about 1910. This is not Reba’s/Nana’s house, so [it’s] possibly [the] Dean’s [on] Embling Road, Malvern.
Noel looks about 18 — perhaps the family’d tried for a model [as] he was devastatingly handsome. Nana and Reba had a suitable life selected for him but Noel remained in contact with Robert James and continued taking him his medication after his partner died. Edna had it dispensed at Harry’s pharmacy [and] she would for many years.
Eventually, Noel found his own mate, Edna Duporth and married her. Shortly before their marriage Noel had a benign cyst and one testicle removed — they never had children and Noel became stout, then portly, then obese.
Madge and Harry were great mates. She was 19 when I was born, so was only 19 years older [than me] and I’d ride my bike to Grandma Dean’s flat when Madge was there and try on her clothes, playing dress-up. Madge worked at PLC in Sydney during the war teaching English and history. I missed Madge when she went, first, to Japan, then Malta, finally Nauru where she met Elmer ‘one enchanted evening’.