Yet another old photograph from my husbands family collection. This one is taken in the Dutch East Indies around 1917 and is of his Great Great Grandparents Dr. and Mrs Kalangi (seated central couple) and their family and friends. His Great Grandparents W.N.G. & H.J.C. De Water are the couple on the far right of the photograph. The couple next to them are Mr and Mrs Joseph Sahelangi, the wife is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Kalangi as well.
I started this post a while ago and was going to finally finish and post it yesterday however our four grandchildren came over and I got sidetracked. Our grandchildren range in age now from six down to one; they are so full of life (each of them lights up a room when they enter it) and we feel extremely blessed to have them in our lives. After spending the afternoon researching this post, their arrival made this tragedy even more poignant for me and so I appreciated their company even more than usual and hugged them a bit tighter too! This morning I woke up to a cold, wet and windy Wagga day and the thought of three little girls out in August weather like this, in light weight dresses with no shoes or jumpers impacted on me even more. Those poor babies! One of the girls was found still clasping her doll that she had carried with her over the whole tragic journey. When my husband and I were looking around the Wagga Wagga Monumental Cemetery some time ago we came across a very sad he