Letters & Stories
Our Gal Sal – June/July 1993 Issue
Sally Pentland was born in Tasmania on 26th February. . . . some years after the colony was settled. From an early age, Sally went to Sunday School at St Stephen’s church, Sandy Bay, where she spent many hours sitting in the corner! She was later confirmed in the same church (not in the corner) . Sally trained as a nurse at the Royal Hobart Hospital and then ventured overseas by ship, as was the fashion in those “far off days”. She came to Adelaide in 1972 and did her midwifery training at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Then, she met John!
Sally and John were married at Holy Trinity Church in December 1973 (yes, nearly 20 years!). Their first son ,Sam, was baptised at St Martin’s, Campbelltown, and thanks to the then Rector of Campbelltown. the Pentlands were introduced to St Bede’s and they have bothered us ever since. Sally and John have two other boys, Tom and Michael, and they all live almost happily at Grange in “the house that John built”. Sally works for Drs. Perrett and partners (plug! plug!) and John is working in Sydney ( due to a work transfer). It is likely that the family will eventually move to Sydney, if they ever find the time.
And John He was born in Victoria and came to South Australia while working for Ansett Airlines. After 25 years he packed up and crossed the road to Australian Airlines, now known as Quantas- confusing, isn’t it? John spends his leisure time playing golf and supporting the boys in their surfing and lifesaving. His transfer to Sydney is not easy for him as he is very much a family man, and he misses the noise, nagging, fighting – and his dog. Sally spends her leisure time. . . . what leisure time???