This series of blog posts is part of the A to Z 2019 Blogging Challenge in which I will write snapshot memories of my early married life in the then Territory of Papua New Guinea.
The start of our life together in Papua New Guinea brought many adventures and experiences, and challenges.
Mitupela: At our reception as we start our new life wantaim.
Tripela Time with the family. Above left: Great-grandmother Cass, Great aunt Olive Cass, maternal Grandma and spoiled baby. Lower left: Happy to be with dad and Aunty Lee. Right: Sending Uncle Philip home for Christmas.
Tripela: My dad with the grandchildren. Tupela: I always loved this photo.
Fopela: Cass grandparents and the grandchildren. The dog was a visitor.
Fopela: In Brisbane with their maternal grandparents at a cousin’s christening.
This photo was taken not long before we left Papua New Guinea permanently. Before the year was out we would be faipela.
Yumi bung wantaim – we come together
mitupela – the two of us
wantaim – together
tupela – two people
tripela – three people
fopela – four people
faipela – five people