Good morning all
I have been meaning to send the following for ages, so sorting through some family history
items I came across it again.
My Mum Ruby Edna (Eddie) PRICE played cricket with East Launceston Ladies and prior to her
marriage to my Dad Elvin Joseph (Skeet) WICKS in 1939, the members of the team presented
her with saucepans. With it was a typed poem under which the team signed their names.
Thought it might be of interest to descendents of these ladies to know that they were
playing cricket at that time.
The happy day will shortly come,
When you and “Skeet will live as one,
We hope that one lives very well,
Though at this time we cannot tell.
In giving you each coloured pot,
We hope they’ll say “Forget-us-not”'
And may the sight of cream and green,
Remind you of our kind esteem.
We know the pots will be of use,
As you think out the things to eat.
We wish your cooking every luck,
For t’would be wrong to poison “Skeet”.
May best of luck and happiness,
Be with you right through your life.
And we all hope you’ll not regret,
Your having said you’d be his wife.
From members of the East L’ton Cricket Club
Maida GODDEN, Ethel WALSH, Betty NORTON, Leola NORTON, Bonnie PANTON , Clarice MILLWOOD,
Dorothy MANZONEY, Josie STEBBINGS, Aileen DOYLE, Biddy ROSE, Lorna MOORE, Pearl PECK,
The names were signatures of course, I have just typed surnames in capitals.
Cheers Robin GRAY (nee WICKS)
Born and bred Tassie
now Warrnambool Vic.