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Celebrate Living History latest mini-magazine!

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The latest issue of the Celebrate Living History mini-magazine features stories by our wonderful interns from Griffith University and Swinburne University.

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Celebrate Living History latest mini-magazine!

  1. 1. 1 Howdy folks! It has been a busy few months and I can’t quite believe its August! We have had the pleasure of having intern Tiffany Chau from Griffith University come on board and it was lovely to meet her when I visited the sunny Gold Coast at the start of the year. I always love meeting my interns and it is always an honor having interns join Celebrate Living History. I love our intern’s enthusiasm to document stories or assist with the public relations side of Celebrate Living History. Their enthusiasm is what drives me to keep running Celebrate Living History and also the ability to use my degree to help mentor these wonderful minds. I suppose I’ve been a bit quiet lately! It has been a bit crazy over the past few months, I had just scored a full time job and I’m still juggling my other jobs at the same time. 5Follow our mascot Ava Dognar to Page For every generation Stories to make you smile. 1 Bev with Tiffany our Griffith University intern on the Gold Coast.Semester 1: 2019 Words from Bev Wilkinson Words from Bev the founder of Celebrate Living History The Man that followed his heart. Cooking with Dotti Advice to younger Generations with Alan Vox Pop with Cassandra Sponsors Contact details 2
  2. 2. Celebrate Living History www.celebratelivinghistory.com August Edition 2019 2 Integer metus. Lorem. byline [Name] William O’Brien was born in Liverpool England to a family of five other boys. Growing up, his life revolved around his family business, which was a bakery. As far as William could remember, his family bakery has always been his family’s greatest pride. The family lived above their bakery that they owned and every morning, the boys would wake up with the scent of freshly baked bread that would seep through the wooden floor beneath them. The boys had fresh bread with jam made from the berries that their mother grew in their yard every morning for breakfast. William went to school for a few years but decided to stop going because his father needed help at the bakery. All his brothers have moved away to different parts of Europe and he was the only one at home to give his father a hand. He worked with his father for a few years until his his uncle wanted to open up a bakery in Manchester, so he decided to move out and help his uncle with their bakery. It was great to live in Manchester. Not living with his family at the age of 16, he already felt like a man. He had a room at the side of an old restaurant, and even though it was small and cramped, it was still home for him. He lived in Manchester and never got into trouble. The Man That Followed His Heart By Michael Walecki All the boys his age would stay out late and drink beer and caused havoc in the city. Not William. He would get up early to bake bread for his uncle and would attract customers into the bakehouse and get them to try their pies. He was saving up money because he heard that many people were going to Australia, the tropical country on the other side of the world. It was a rainy day that seemed just like every other one in Manchester. At around seven in the morning a young woman dressed in a dark blue rain jacket walked in with her head covered. As she took off her veil, long curly locks of golden brown hair unravelled towards her waist. She put down her umbrella and lifted her pale face and locked her hazel eyes with William’s. William couldn’t speak. She approached him and asked him for two loaves of bread. Normally William would chat with the customers at the store and would like to get to know everyone and how their day has been so far. But when he encountered this young woman, he could not even find the words to say good morning. She obviously saw that William was cast under her spell, and began giggling, laughing at the fact that a man didn’t have the courage to even say hello.
  3. 3. Celebrate Living History August Edition: 2019 3 She paid for the loaves and left the store. William couldn’t believe that someone had the ability to make him speechless, and promised himself that the next time he saw that woman, he would make up for his loss of words. The very next day the same woman walked into the bakery with a smile, asking for the same order of two loaves. William immediately said yes, and apologized for yesterday’s experience. They laughed about the experience and he offered to walk her back home. After a few months of walking the wonderful woman home and many other days spent together, William asked Lucy for her hand in marriage, and got married in the fall half a year later. In the 1960’s there were many U.K citizens that were encouraged to move to Australia. So after some time in thought and their whole lives in front of them, Lucy and William decided to move. “The conversation was pretty funny, we just looked at each other and literally said with a smirk on our faces, “Why not?.” The couple moved down to Sydney and William eventually found a job working in construction. He was very satisfied because the only job he really had was at his family bakery.” I enjoyed the change, it made me feel more like a man working in construction, as to a bakery,” he says. Lucy was a nurse in the local hospital and would work the night shift and this put some strain on the marriage because the two almost never saw each other. But in those precious moments when the two were at home at the same time, it was always an amazing time. Lucy became pregnant and eventually could not work the night shifts. William said she told me she wanted to be well rested for our baby, it was hard on us financially, but it gave me great peace knowing why I was putting in extra hours. Julian was born and two years later they had a girl named Sarah. “Having children is the greatest joy. There is nothing in this world that makes me happier than my kids and Lucy,” he says. The family then moved to Brisbane several years later. William got another job in construction, and after a few years was promoted to a foreman position. He was excellent with people and was respected by his workers. Many praised his talents to take on projects and be a great leader. William says “You just need to treat others the way you want to be treated. Once people feel respected, they don’t feel forced to help you, then want to help you.” Many years passed and William worked many jobs, but eventually retired at the age of 65. He and Lucy continued to love each other just as if they only met yesterday. Williams advice for everyone is: “Be open to love. So many good things come from love.” Advice to younger generations with Alan Stevens who is an international profile and communications specialist. Learn to understand and appreciate that everyone is different, that we are all unique and every last person brings something to the table that they and only they can bring. Do that and you’ll embrace the differences, appreciating what they bring and no longer feel threatened by them.
  4. 4. Celebrate Living History www.celebratelivinghistory.com August Edition 2019 4 Lemon Meringue Pie You will need: Nearly two cups of white flour Less than a teaspoon of salt Cup of very cold water 2 large lemons 2 eggs 3 egg yolks 6 tablespoons of sugar Butter Pinch of salt Cream Vanilla extract 3 egg whites Lemon Meringue Pie with Dotti By Caitlin McMullen Dotti is a 92 year-old woman who loves to cook sweet treats. For the past two years she has been coming into my workplace every Saturday, making me try some of her inventions or her traditional recipes, which have been passed on for generations. Some of these recipes shared have been within her family for 70 years. She told me that she hasn’t shared her recipes with anyone before, so I’m privileged not just to eat them, but to find out how she does it. Dotti doesn’t go by exact measurements or steps; it comes naturally to her, something that I aspire to at her age. Going strong for a 92 year-old, she loves having friends over, insists on making me a cake every time I go over (even though she is cooking something else for me), and has two chickens, which she hasn’t named. On a side note from myself, I asked Dotti to do this recipe for me. My great-grandmother use to cook lemon meringue pie every Sunday when we went over to visit her. It has hit 10 years of her passing and I have never eaten lemon meringue pie since the last one she made for me. In many ways Dotti reminds me of my great-grandmother, so I thought why not try Dotti’s. It tasted as good as I remember it being 10 years ago. Recipe: 1. Mix the flour and a tiny bit of salt. 2. Melt some butter over a stove, enough to fill half a cup. “You don’t want to burn it or change its colour, just enough so it becomes a liquid” 3. Put the melted butter into the bowl with the flour etc. “You’re going to need to get your hands dirty. As I mix this with my hands so it becomes little crumbs I guess, the flour will turn into little lumps. 4. It should look like this:
  5. 5. Celebrate Living History August Edition: 2019 5 14. Wait till the mixture thickens on the stove. 15. Once done, remove that from the stove and let it cool for 5 minutes. 16. Remove the crust from the freezer and put it in the oven on 190 degrees for 20 minutes. 17. Leave the oven on, but remove the crust so that it can be filled with the lemon mixture. 18. Put that in the oven for about 15 minutes. “It’s not about the time you leave it in for but how cooked and ready the pastry looks. It takes practice to know when it looks right, especially for meringues” 19. To make the meringue for the top, beat the egg whites until frothy, then add cream and continue beating. “The chickens have given me three eggs in the last week. Don’t ever get chickens. They are a waste of time. I had to go out and buy eggs this morning!” 20. With a beater, mix in some sugar and vanilla extract. 21. Spread the meringue over the top of the pie. “Make sure you get everywhere there should be no cracks or the meringue won’t work. This is probably the step where everyone goes wrong” 22. Put it in the oven for about 10 to 15 minutes. “Keep double-checking on it. The top should be lightly golden-brown, and the meringue should be hard. If the pie is doing that, then take it out; you don’t want to overcook it. Meringue burns easy” 5. Pour some cold water into the bowl, little by little. There should be no dry flour left. Use your hands to pat the dough. “Roll it up into a ball, then on a chopping board filled with flour roll out the ball of dough-like making cookies” 6. Roll it flat so that the dough becomes flat. 7. With two hands, gently move the dough from the chopping board to the pan. Lay it over the top. 8. Pat down the dough in the pan slowly, so it doesn’t break. “If it does start to break, get some butter and water to try to make the dough moist. If the dough is breaking it means it’s too dry” 9. The pan should look like this once all the dough is patted down: 10. Once the crust is in the pan, freeze that for about 30 minutes 11. Start grating the lemons and squeezing all the juice out of them into a bowl. Try and get some of the pulp in the bowl as well. 12. In a saucepan, beat the eggs, the 13. Pour in the lemon mixture with six or more tablespoons of butter. “Make sure you are always stirring the mixture in the saucepan. A meringue is always worth the effort it takes. If you can make a meringue you can make anything”
  6. 6. Celebrate Living History www.celebratelivinghistory.com August Edition 2019 6 Continued from page 1 2 Sometimes I have a seven -day week other times a bit of a balance. But I am so grateful for the opportunity to make money to continue doing what I love. I have always wanted to be a published author and was praying for a way to make money so I can get these two books that gained reality in my head into the big wide world. And these jobs enable me to keep following my dreams. I’ve always seen roadblocks and thought there must be a way to get around that. It sounds a bit corny but I believe the universe has my back and has made publishing these books possible. So I’m so happy to announce Entrepreneurs Across Generations is now in production and should be out before the end of the year!!! I’ve been interviewing entrepreneurs from two very different generations the over 60s and under 30s over the past year simply out of curiosity to see what drives these two generations to pursue what they love to do and make their idea work despite the barriers they face. For me their stories make me so happy because I feel like I have a lot in common with these entrepreneurs that keep trying and failing but then get up again and succeed. It is all about giving your dream a go and I have so much in common with that! I am looking forward to seeing what the finished book will look like and can’t wait to share the book with everyone! I’ve had so many people say that I should write a book about all my casual work so ironically enough on public transport I have been writing about all the jobs that I have done over the years. It still amazes me that you can write a book on your mobile phone in so many different locations! As a casual worker I have been in so many different industries tourism, aged and disability care, events industry and call centers. My aim is to have this book out by the end of 2019. I have big goals but I truly believe if you work hard enough you can make anything happen! Till Next Time! Bev Meet Cassandra Hili who is founder of Millennium Communications. What are some of the most important lessons you have learnt from your first business failure at 18? I learnt that you need to stay accountable for yourself and in business there is always something to work on. The first business that I ran was in the fitness industry and even though I sold e-books well online, gaining clients in a gym was another thing. Rather than really working for it, I chose to give up. Now I don’t. If something happens- I push through. I became resilient to failure and I’ve learnt to find a way to push through any kind of situation. If you want something to work- you need to work for it.
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  8. 8. Celebrate Living History www.celebratelivinghistory.com August Edition 2019 8 34 Thanks to our sponsors and supporters!
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