The children did not reside with Digger and his new wife and children; they went to live with Francie’s mother, as Dick had always done.  My mother, Ronda turned 15 the month after Francie died, and was sent to a Catholic boarding school in another border town by a river.  The students there were tended by what my mother recalls as a callous group of nuns.  Almost two years later, while still sixteen; she committed the same cardinal sin as her mother before her, and fell pregnant outside of marriage.   She was effectively hidden at her Grandmother’s house until she began to truly show the state of her sin, and then was sent to another set of nun’s at a convent in Melbourne. …