Ja­cobi clan share mem­o­ries

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

WHEN the Ja­cobi fam­ily gets to­gether, it’s guar­an­teed there will be lots of chat­ter and laugh­ter.

De­scen­dants of the late North Dal­larnil dairy farm­ers Richard and Rose (nee Cross­well) Ja­cobi gath­ered at the Unit­ing Church Hall at Biggenden on Satur­day.

Their chil­dren were Agnes, Henry, Bill, Dorothy, Les, Ma­bel and Archie.

The last sur­viv­ing sib­ling, 84-year-old Archie, now lives at Ap­ple Tree Creek af­ter spend­ing the ma­jor­ity of his work­ing life at the su­gar mill.

Or­gan­iser of the re­union, Pam Bland­ford (nee Parry), said she started or­gan­is­ing the gath­er­ing at the be­gin­ning of the year.

“It was sim­ply go­ing to just be a get-to­gether” she said.

“I know there are 24 grand­chil­dren but un­sure just how many great grand­chil­dren there are.”

Tak­ing cen­tre stage was the late Henry Ja­cobi’s wife, Ev Ja­cobi, who showed off her wed­ding pho­to­graph.

The 95-year-old said she had a lovely time catch­ing up with ev­ery­one.

Jen­nifer Ja­cobi said she was look­ing for­ward to go­ing to the Com­mer­cial Ho­tel at night for din­ner.

“Be­fore my mar­riage 51 years ago I worked at the Com­mer­cial when it was a two-storey build­ing,” she said.

Kay Hunter said she wished she had lis­tened to her grand­fa­ther, Les Ja­cobi, more.

“He was a great gar­dener and I’ve just found a pas­sion for it,” she said.

“The one thing I do re­mem­ber is he said to leave a gera­nium 24 hours on the ground be­fore you plant it.

“He was right.”

PHOTO: ER­ICA MUR­REE

FAM­ILY RE­UNION: Glenda Swin­scoe, Ed­die Brock­way, Ev Ja­cobi with a pho­to­graph of her on her wed­ding day with Henry Ja­cobi and Archie Ja­cobi catch up at the Ja­cobi re­union at the week­end.

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