Never in a million years did I think we would ever find photographs of the Stables family who were the original owners of the Sow's Ear. If you are new to Fun and VJs, part of our renovation journey also involves researching the history of our home. You can read all the History blog posts here (you'll have to scroll down a bit).
There was no immediate next of kin as far as I was aware...that was the case until I was contacted a week ago by a cousin of the Stables via the Fun and VJs Facebook page. The power of social media is strong!!
This relation had generously offered to provide me the information they had compiled for a comprehensive family tree, which included information about the Stables branch of the line.
|Zoila (known as Dolly), Florence (known as Ethel), Stanley and Mary Ann Florence Stables (nee Day and known as Florry)|
And there were many photographs! To say I was completely blown away by the contents of the email I received yesterday would understate the emotion I felt...To finally put faces to the names of the people who lived in the Sow's Ear was one of my dearest wishes.
|Zoila and Florence (Dolly and Ethel) when Zoila graduated from the University of Queensland.|
|photographic portrait of Stanley Stables|