Who I’am

My name is Elsie Hagley.

Birthname – Olson.

Elsie Hagley
Elsie Hagley – Author of Ramblings of a Writer

Born 10 September 1940, at the Avon Maternity Hospital, Stratford, Taranaki NZ.

The doctor that delivered me was “Doctor Doris Gordon”, Author of “Back Blocks Baby Doctor”.

Have lived in Taranaki New Zealand 70 years.

I have one brother,

I had three sisters.

One of my sisters died in 2006 of Multiple Sclerosis

My Parents both past away in the 1970’s

I got engaged to my husband, after knowing him for six weeks.

I married aged 19 in 1959, at St Peters Vicarage, Palmerston North NZ.

My husband’s name is John Hagley

In eight years I gave birth to two daughters and three sons.

My youngest son Rodney was born in the same hospital as I was.

He was delivered by Doctor Ross Gordon in 1969 – One of Doctor Doris Gordon’s Sons.

All my children are still alive.

Played netball at school (but in the 1950’s it was called basketball).

Softball in school sports.

My favorite school subject was nature studies.

I never had a bike as a child, but I broke my arm falling off someone else’s bike.

I left school the day I turned 15, my parents had a wage earning job for me the day I left school.

My favorite flower is the red rose, but I love orchids.

I don’t like chocolate.

I’m addicted to cheese and banana sandwiches!

I don’t like spicy foods in my old age.

Prefer tea to coffee.

But I like a glass of water even more.

I like trying new foods.

I have a good all round weight about 50 kgs or 112 lbs, height 5ft 2 ins.

I am a happy person, most of the time.

I am not a TV addict.

I do enjoy reading a good book.

Like country-western music.

Enjoy watching sports, especially rugby and netball.

Would rather be alone with a good book than booze and party.

I enjoy a glass of red wine with my tea in the evening.

I love gardening

Was a grandmother when I was 38, a great grandmother when I was 64 years old.

I wanted to learn to play the piano but never did.

I can knit, crochet, tat and embroider.

Used to collect miniature ornaments.

I went out to work for 30 years during my marriage in the Ragtrade.

My husband and I had a dairy farm milking cows for 48 years, now we own a beef farm, fifteen years now, and still work it.

I love working with farm animals, and I am good at it.

I broke my leg nearly five years ago, now have a plate in the ankle.

Don’t like wet weather!
Love the summer free days and lot’s of laughter.

May 2015 I found out I had ACC cancer, had half my top lip removed, fingers crossed still.

I can spend hours on my computerΒ as I love writing

I have never made much money on the internet, but I keep trying.

I am proud to be Elsie Hagley, a wife, mother, grandparent, great grandmother.

In Conclusion

Hope you enjoyed my ramblings, and you were able to learn a little bit “About Me”, Elsie Hagley.

32 thoughts on “Who I’am

  1. Hi Elsie. I believe we know each other from the now-defunct Squidoo and perhaps from The Writer’s Door, yes? Nice to find you here. I feel like I just got to know you in a way I never did there! Looking forward to learning together on Blogging 101.

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  2. Hey Elsie πŸ™‚
    It is great to meet you! I enjoyed reading this piece about you. Your style is very concise and to point, yet you share so much! I loved all the anecdotes πŸ™‚
    Have a wonderful day ahead πŸ™‚


    • Thanks for commenting. I appreciate it. A Lens is what Squidoo called a post, just like HubPages call their pages Hubs.
      Only Squidoo has been closed for two years now, all my 240 lens were transfered to HubPages where I have deleted a lot of them have about 100 hubs left now. http://hubpages.com/@elsiehagley
      Thanks for asking, hope you are having a nice weekend.


  3. Really loved your “about” post. Learned so much about you so quickly.

    I kept seeing your smiley thumbnail at all the posts and websites just one like before me so I thought I should check and see who that person with the great smile was.

    I am so glad to meet you and look forward to following you!! Love the word “Rambling” (feeling of freedom to roam) and also “Rummaging”. Great photo of you and your Hubby. Come visit??

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  4. Greetings from Wisconsin, USA – It’s nice to meet you Elsie. I enjoyed reading about you – I too prefer a good book to a party, and I when feeling nostalgic, I might enjoy a sharp cheddar and peanut butter sandwich πŸ™‚ Thank you for the like, I appreciate it.

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    • Hi Deborah, Nice To meet you. Thanks for visiting and commenting. Having a blog is a great way to meet new people on the internet, after a while you begin to feel that some of the writers are part of your family.
      You have a nice family, that makes life perfect, laughing and smiling at all their achievements perfect.
      Looking forward to reading your future posts.
      Have a nice weekend.

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  5. Hello Elsie,
    What a wonderful introduction!
    I love cheese (cheddar) and peanut butter sandwiches 😊

    Hope this is OK to say…. You have a beautiful, radiant smile.

    Am so looking forward to reading your blog.

    Rae x


    • Nice meeting you.Thanks for the nice comment, so happy that you liked my smile, it’s nice to read it, as I can no longer smile like that now, since I had half of my top lip removed because of ACC cancer in May 2015, that photo was taken five months before my operation.
      Will be reading more of your blog as soon as I get through reading my WordPress emails from my followers.
      Hope you are having a great week.


  6. This was such a fun and informative post, Elsie. Your children and husband sound very happy, I bet you have grandchildren! Thanks for liking my blog posts! Hugs, Robin πŸ’πŸŒˆ


    • Pleased you enjoyed learning a little more about me.
      Yes, I have fourteen grandchildren, my oldest is nearly forty now, also fourteen great grandchildren.
      I enjoy reading your blog, the print is a little tiny, but I can understand what I’m reading you have very nice photos.
      Sending love and best wishes your way, hope you are still enjoying your Indian summer.


  7. Pleased to know you, Elsie. We have many things in common. I was a grandma at 34, not a great yet, learnt to play the violin at 57, its not too late for the piano, love to write, love my family, love the garden, love food, love life.
    I wish you all the best in your health battles.


    • Thanks for commenting and it’s nice meeting you.
      You are living my life that I loved, the bush, animals, and hard work.
      Yes, cancer isn’t fun, but I have had a good life and when you are in the late seventies we have to accept what happens with our health in our golden years.
      I will enjoy reading your blog, which has already brought many memories, eg ..your water problems were one of them.
      Happy days writing and thanks once again for making contact with me.


  8. […] I am thrilled to have been nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award by Elsie Hagley (aka Kiwinana). Elsie lives in one of my favourite countries, New Zealand. She hosts a weekly poetry challenge and loves gardening and all things nature. You can find out more about her here. […]


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