Yesterday, I found these online
Proving that I don’t always use the internet to source fart jokes and fail videosShowImage.asp
They are, for want of a better term, the military ‘sign up’ papers for my Pop and his brother Percy
The actual forms they filled in when they joined the army (Pop) and the navy (Percy)
I will never not be amazed that technology allows me to just to click a few keys on a computer….and things like this show up

They’re an interesting part of our family history, and I was pretty stoked to find them

While this year will be the first time my family won’t be taking Pop to the ANZAC DAY march

We all WILL be thinking of him, and missing him just that little bit more this ANZAC Day, our first without him
I know that I think of him, every time I look at my bracelet and see my slouch hat charm


This ANZAC Day, there are so many people who’ll be thinking of, and missing someone they love


And so many thousands more people, all over this country, will be honoring those who have sacrificed, and continue to sacrifice, so that we can have the lives we are so lucky to have

ANZAC DAY is a huge event here in Australia and of course New Zealand
It envelopes the country with a sense of pride and brings out a an overwhelming show of respect to our military, past and present
As it should

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them







After getting home from last night’s show at 3am, Mum and I had just enough time to get changed and head to the Dawn Service.
It was an emotional one, but I’m so glad we got there


  1. How special, Jen! I am so sorry Pop will not be with you this year but his spirit will march always and you will carry his Anzac Pride in your heart as you march for him. LOADS OF LOVE and a BIG SQUEEZE to you and your beautiful family. Jxxx

      1. My father was in the forces and other members of my family served or are still serving now so I have the utmost respect for anyone who serves their country

  2. What a great memorial posting! Both your Dad and Uncle will be so happy to know that you have posted their service records. I notice that your Uncle Percy’s name is Holman Pascoe, a true Cornish name. Do you you know where his parents came from?

    Also the lines
    “They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
    Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
    At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
    We will remember them”
    were written here in Cornwall by a bloke called Laurence Binyon” The last lines are;
    “They mingle not with their laughing comrades again
    They sit no more at familiar tables of home;
    They have no lot in our labour of the day-time;
    They sleep beyond Englands foam”

    Best wishes


    1. Thank you for the rest of that verse Colin…I didn’t realize there was more to it, so thank you!

      (By Pop, I mean my grandfather, my Mum’s Dad – & Percy is his brother x)

  3. “But the band plays Waltzing Matilda, and the old men still answer the call,
    But as year follows year, more old men disappear. Someday no one will march there at all.”
    They may dissappear in flesh but never in our hearts and souls

  4. I saw you for the first time at Wenty Leagues on April 28th, it was my mothers day present from my daughter.
    Best night I have ever had, I have not laughed so much or so hard in years. You are like your dad AWESOME…… enjoyed every minute
    P.S I think I have a girl crush on you now
    Love ya

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