I am my parents’ 3rd child but the first to survive past a few weeks. I am now the eldest of 3 children. I had 3 Aunties. During my life I became engaged 3 times (3rd time lucky). My husband and mother both celebrated birthdays on 3rd Sept and my parents married on 3rd Sept 1939.
I have had 3 main careers in my life, London Metro Police, RAAF and OHS/HR Manager. With the RAAF, I had applied for all 3 services and been interviewed for all 3. The 3rd application worked and I joined the RAAF, where I had 3 types of careers. I was initially recruited as a general hand but then got re-routed to Clerical. During my training they read my work history and decided RAAF Police and Security was a better option, so that’s what I ended up doing.
I have been caught up in 3 natural disasters, earthquake, fire and flood. I have survived 3 bombings, two were in London and the 3rd in Melbourne.
I have miraculously escaped death 3 times, once in a major car accident, once in the earthquake and lastly when the building I worked in in Russell Street was bombed.
I have even had cancer 3 times and surgery 3 times as a result.
Oh and of course, my pregnant mum used to travel by bus to the hospital for her check ups. This was her 3rd trip. My birth seemed imminent and this time …….it was. The conductor called out, "Any fares, please". I arrived…...much to the shock of all concerned. The surprised driver detoured into the hospital emergency entrance where we were carefully collected. Of course, it was a number 3 bus!