Iona House was surrounded by our busy dairy and potato farm.
Along with raising seven children, the garden was to become a very big part of my mother Hayden’s life.
Not to mention the constant maintenance of the house. When the time came to re-paint the house, green and yellow tones were chosen.
| Iona House , c1968 |
The ramp was often used for “we’ve-got-our-special-rig-outs-on-so-let’s-take-a-photo” opportunities. Note Amanda and Joanne looking very sophisticated in their scarves!
I particularly loved my dress embroidered with white flowers.
Off to Mass…
| Rachel, Lisa, Amanda, Sarah, Andrew, Joanne and Julia Ritson c1968 |
Architect John Davidson said, “The Iona house was one of my most rewarding projects, I think, as it turned out well, your parents were very happy with it, and it created a small amount of attention at the time”.
Thanks to John Davidson for his interesting correspondence on this important house for our family.