Now hitting the big "SIX O" I'm going to do something I have wanted to do since sitting with Hazel and Vicki Peyton on their back verandah drinking ECCAS beers on Lord Howe Island many , many years ago .
I am going to set up a site or blog called "Write It Down " .
Like most unpretentious mature aged people I have met in my lifetime ( like Hazel ) they have more experience and knowledge about life than we will ever have . ( SHIT , I'm there ! now write it down)
- Yeah , Yeah , at 15 WE KNOW everything about everything and talk in mono syllabic ,YEP , DUNNO, NAH and talk to our parents like they are crap .
- At 20 ish we all know what we are chasing unless we haven't already found it and have 3 kids
- 30 ish fill in your own gaps but maybe start to listen , maybe
- 40 ish DITTO ( life begins for some of us ) maybe ?:)
The amount of people I have met over the past 20 years or so and I have said "write it down for the kids" or something similar would be 10 , 20 , 30 ???
Their knowledge is the future history of our country and unfortunately digital photography will create huge gaps in this because we ALL don't back up files do we . Guilty...Me TOO . I have print albums 40 years old :( Archived digital maybe 10 at most)
This sounds a bit negative reading it back but it isn't meant to be , I have had to date the most wonderful and rewarding life and regret nothing, not even the tears ( yep blokes cry , admit it you wankers ) but know if I don't document some of this stuff it will be lost forever .
- The 74 floods when I rode / floated around Oz on a /5 BMW
- Fanny Bay Pub in the riot
- 8.8 kilo salmon off the beach south of Lake Tabourie on 12 lb line . YES 8.8 They thought it was a kingie ...
- Cleos Fremantle and 30 games of pool in a day without loosing one
- Platform shoes and the Sydney "rag trade" , Hi Gozza
- Morris Minor 1000 convertible for 80 bucks
- Working your arse off for 13 dollars a WEEK
It will more than likely be a blog so others can chuck their "2 bobs worth" in . If you don't know , 2 bob is 20 cents but then worth about two dollars .
PS . Breathing is good..
PPS ,Lolla , sorry about my grammeeeeer