This historical and romantic memoir ranges over five generations from the late 19th Century to the mid-20th Century. It is the life story of my grandmother, Rose Ethel Harding. Beginning in 1852 with the arrival of the Harding family in Sydney, Australia. John Harding Jnr was her father. The narrative follows the journey of his family until the birth of his daughter, Rose Ethel. Rose then tells her story from her childhood in Wagga Wagga to her mature age. She married the man she loved, had four sons and four grandchildren. During her life she lost two babies at birth, experienced two depressions and two world wars. She faced religious opposition from her father, the Catholic Church, her eldest son and her brother-in-law. We follow her triumphs over disappointment and grief, religious animosity and conflict with determination fortitude and love.