Thieves steal a lifetime of memories


Sarah Johnson is appealing for the return of stolen journals that contain a lifetime of memories. Picture: Andrew Ritchie        www.communitypix.com.au   d448908
Sarah Johnson is appealing for the return of stolen journals that contain a lifetime of memories. Picture: Andrew Ritchie        www.communitypix.com.au d448908

The English teacher said about 15 journals that contained a lifetime of memories and experiences were taken, as well as clothing and electrical items, from her West Perth lock-up storage cupboard.

Ms Johnson only moved into her Delhi Street apartment from Inglewood two weeks before her cupboard was broken in to and its contents cleaned out on the weekend of January 16.

“I’m 35 now and there were at least 15 journals of varying description, containing my life’s experiences including years spent in Melbourne, London and my South American adventure spanning four years,” Ms Johnson said. “I’ve been journaling since I was a kid about everything – (Princess) Diana’s death – literally everything.

“I have documented my entire life.”

Ms Johnson said whoever took her things could keep the clothes, she just wanted her collection of journals returned.

“These are of no worth to anyone but myself,” she said.

“Everything else can be replaced but the journals are invaluable to me.”

The journals range from small and sparkly to large and leather-bound.