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It’s not heaven when . . .

When Grandpa passed away, we were sitting on the veranda after the service and Aunt Katie, the black sheep of the family, asked,” I wonder if Alf in is Heaven or Hell?” We all looked at her stunned and Dad … Continue reading

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Ol’Jess steak and mushrooms

Mum was a regular church goer and they had this thing going where a group of wives took turns to cook lavish dinners once a month. It came round to Mum’s turn and since we had just butchered one of … Continue reading

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Long hair and walking

My older brother Shane, turned 16 and as soon as he could, he sat and passed his learners permit. It was agreed Mum would accompany him driving so he could get some experience until he was eligible to sit his … Continue reading

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Speed trap

Our oldest sister, Liz , was the smartest one in the family by far. If there was a way of making a dollar, even as kids, she would find it. I recall one of her “enterprises” when she was only … Continue reading

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Died in the 8 o’clock service

My nephew came to stay for a week’s holiday in the country with us. He was a city kid and my brother in law figured this would toughen him up a bit – spending a week with his more earthy … Continue reading

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I baked it myself.

It was the fund raiser for the local church and Mum, being the organist, was sort of obliged to contribute something. She baked a really good coffee an walnut cake, so decided to bake one the evening before the fund … Continue reading

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The duplicate key

When I lived in Melbourne’s South Eastern suburbs, a few years ago, I often went shopping at Frankston because the shopping centre was not too large and they had undercover parking, handy on a hot day. It was a scorching … Continue reading

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Granny’s no April Fool

The whole town was fed up with Sean O’Riely and his pranks. If there was trouble, he was usually at the bottom of it. If not physically present, he was probably urging the culprit on to do the crime. He … Continue reading

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Cop vs Beekeeper

This is actually a true story. I had been collecting swarms for the council for two years now. The battered old Ford was replaced by a four wheel drive Nissan Patrol wagon with custom lighting to the sides and rear … Continue reading

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Fake crocodiles in Victoria

On the farm we had four dams. Three were for farm water during summer and the fourth was all landscaped with picnic tables and an island in the middle, with a pergola covered in beautiful wisteria and planted with a … Continue reading

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