My name is Christine Jones. I am very privileged to have been happily married for nearly 44 years to my husband Laurie and we have three beautiful adult children. They are all married and have their own gorgeous families including our five marvellous grandchildren whom we adore.
My mother is an inspiration to me. Her determination to be independent is extremely admirable and she is a wonderful role model to her entire family including her 22 great grandchildren.
My name is Dianne Flaskas and I am the proud mother of 4 children and 4 grandchildren. I live on the Sunshine coast with my husband and our 19yr old twin boys and we are very lucky to have our eldest children living close by. I am very family orientated and between family, home, work, grandchildren and my interests I live a very full life.
My name is Ivy Dempsey. I was brought up with 3 sisters into a loving family. My parents owned a farming property in Conondale where they milked cows and grew small crops. Being brought up in this environment I learned a good work ethic.
I attended a small country school for both my primary and secondary education. My mother was an excellent sewer, so it seemed natural to me to watch her and help wherever I could. This is probably why I continued into the ‘rag trade’ in my working life. I was employed by a textile manufacturer where my first position was in quality control. My interest in colour soon became evident and I was moved into the dying laboratory which later I managed.