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From:Sam & Ruth De Luca
Date:1 September 2002
Subject:An Aussie Visitor

My father, Bernard Milner, was born in Goole in 1924. His nephew, Howard, owns and operates "Milners" Florist and Pet Supplies in Goole. I had always heard so much about Goole and my relatives. I am thrilled to report that I finally made it to Goole in January. I stayed with my father's good friend, Dorothy Thompson and met my Milner relatives for the first time. I was especially delighted to meet Samantha - my past "friend-friend" in the flesh!

While it was only a short stay, I have lovely memories of Goole. It was freezing with snow covering the ground, which was quite a novelty for my husband and I who are both from North Queensland. We had the tour of Goole and saw Dad's school - Goole Grammar, the river, the docks and some of the pubs. We were also treated to a trip into York. It is lovely to be able to picture the people and places of Dad's stories.

Ruth De Luca (nee Milner)
Townsville, North Queensland, Australia.